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New York Knicks (18-15) vs Chicago Bulls (15-19)
2024-01-03 20:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: New York Knicks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5
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The Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks collide at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Here’s a Bulls vs Knicks Prediction.

Chicago Bulls 

The Chicago Bulls have been in pretty good form as they’ve won five of their last eight games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after getting thrashed by the 76ers in a 110-97 road defeat last night. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 16 points, Ayo Dosunmu added 15 points off the bench, while Coby White chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Bulls shot just 38 percent from the field and seven of 37 from the 3-point line as they got off to a nightmare start and were just never in the contest after getting outscored by 43-18 in the first quarter. 

Chicago Bulls Team Facts

  • The Bulls have won each of their last four games as underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents following a loss.
  • The Bulls have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight road games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Each of the Bulls’ last six games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

New York Knicks 

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost four of their last six games overall but they will be eager to build some momentum after sneaking past the Timberwolves in a 112-106 win on Monday. Julius Randle led the team with 39 points on 14 of 24 shooting, OG Anunoby added 17 points, while Jalen Brunson tallied 16 points with 14 assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 43 percent from the field and 12 of 34 from the 3-point line as they took control of the contest with a dominant 38-17 second quarter push, before they made another run in the third quarter to lead by as many as 22 points. 

New York Knicks Team Facts

  • The Knicks have won each of their last seven games against Eastern Conference opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Knicks have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six home games against Central Division opponents after winning as underdogs.
  • Each of the Knicks’ last five games as favorites following a home win have gone OVER the total points line.

Bulls vs Knicks Prediction

The Bulls are still missing some players with Nikola Vucevic, Zach LaVine and Coby White all out, while the Knicks are coming in with almost a full squad. The Bulls have cooled off a bit recently and they got thrashed by the 76ers last night, so it’s going to be tough to take on this Knicks team who just took down the red-hot Timberwolves. The line is a bit hefty for this one, so while I’m confident the Knicks get the win at home, I’m backing the Bulls to hang around long enough to get the cover.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Chicago +8.5

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Peter Tran

Peter Trans is an acclaimed Expert NBA Handicapper, renowned for his insightful analysis and predictions in the world of professional basketball. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the game, Peter has established himself as a trusted authority among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. His expertise is showcased on SportsChatPlace.com, where he provides in-depth game analyses, betting tips, and forecasts that are both highly informative and remarkably accurate.

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