New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/5/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (2-8) at New York Knicks (3-7)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, MSG
The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Chicago Bulls could use a feel good win that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 107.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 26.6 points and 3.8 assists while Jabari Parker is averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Justin Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Payne is dishing 3.7 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost three of their last four road games.
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The New York Knicks could also use a win here to rebound from a poor 3-7 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 48 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 25.1 points and 3.2 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.1 points and 10.3 rebounds. Damyean Dotson is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Burke is dishing 3.4 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost three of their first five home games.
The Bulls are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Laying chalk with either of these teams right now is risky business, as we're talking about two of the worst teams in the league and clubs that don't play much defense. With that said, the Knicks are much easier to trust than the Bulls anywhere, especially on the road. The Knicks have played their best ball by far at home and have also won six of the last nine meetings against the Bulls. If forced to pick, give me the Knicks and small chalk.