Knicks vs Bulls Pick: Wednesday, February 3rd
Knicks vs Bulls Pick: Wednesday, February 3rd: This is the second straight game between these two teams in Chicago. The Bulls won the 1st 110-102 on Monday night. Lauri Markkanen is rolling, with back to back games of 30 plus. What an enormous help for Zach Lavine, who’s so used to having to do everything for this club. Lavine went for 21, with 17 coming in the 2nd half. Wendell Carter Jr is out for at least four weeks with a severe right quadriceps contusion Otto Porter (back) is listed as probable for Wednesday’s game against the Knicks.
As for New York, the Knicks are coming off back to back losses, and have now lost five of their last six. They lost for the second time in two days after giving up a season-high 129 points to the Los Angeles Clippers. Julius Randle had 23 points. Alec Burks scored 18 for New York, and rookie Immanuel Quickley added 16. The Knicks have struggled to shoot from three all season long, hitting just 34.4% on the year. Monday’s loss to Chicago saw them go 6 for 29 from behind the arc.
Knicks vs Bulls Odds
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The Knicks are 4-6 in their last ten games but have managed to outscore their opponents 103.8 to 101.6 in that period. The Knicks rank dead last offensively with an average of just 102.2 points per game; there’s no wonder this team has gone ‘Under’ the betting total in 15 of their first 22 games this season.
The Bulls are also 4-6 in their last ten but have also somehow managed to outscore their opponents in that stretch by a margin of +0.7 points per game. Just as the Knicks struggle on offense, the Bulls are the 27th team in the league for points allowed with 117.6 per game.
Even though both these teams struggle on opposite ends of the court, the Knicks are the 2nd best defensive team in the league, allowing just 104.2 points per game, while the Bulls are the 6th best offense in the NBA, putting up 115.4 points per game. It’s a tricky betting situation between two teams at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Knicks vs Bulls ATS Stats
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