New York Knicks (9-12) at Chicago Bulls (7-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The New York Knicks are averaging 101.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.2 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 115.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 26.9 points and 5.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 13-4 in Knicks last 17 overall. The over is 7-3 in Bulls last 10 overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Knicks are coming up short in these games due to a lack of offensive firepower and playing on the end of a back to back here likely doesn't help matters. The Chicago Bulls are going through a rough stretch as well, but they had Portland beat their last time out and have still been kind to bettors this season. The Bulls simply have a clear edge on the offensive side here and should be able to pull away in the second half. I'll lay the reasonable number.