New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls - 2/29/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (20-39) at New York Knicks (17-42)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3 -- Over/Under:
TV: NBCH, MSG
The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Cody White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five straight road games.
The New York Knicks need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19 points and 9.6 rebounds while RJ Barrett is averaging 13.7 points and five rebounds. Reggie Bullock is dishing 1.5 assists and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost three of their last four home games.
The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York.
I'm not trying to lay chalk with either of these teams, as they're losers on the season, losers on the road and home splits and losers in their last five games. The New York Knicks seem to be in worse shape as they're riding a six-game losing streak and losing their last five games by an average of 10.4 points, but the Bulls are banged up and really tough to trust on the road where they've lost five straight. If forced to pick this game, I'd lay the bucket with the Knicks simply because they're at home. However, you can find much better options on Saturday's NBA card.