New York Knicks (9-13) at Chicago Bulls (8-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -4 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday in NBA action at the United Center.
The New York Knicks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.4 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 3.6 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 115.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 26.6 points and 5.1 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 20.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 13-29 ATS in their last 42 Wednesday games. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The under is 14-5 in Knicks last 19 overall. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
The Chicago Bulls just beat the Knicks by eight points a couple days ago and are playing easily the better basketball entering the rematch. The New York Knicks have fallen off over the last week or so, and that includes losing their last five games by an average of 3.6 points. The Bulls continue to shoot a high percentage from everywhere on the floor and the Knicks have yet to prove they have the offensive horses to keep up. I'll once again lay the reasonable chalk with the Bulls.