Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks Free Prediction 04/01/19

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The New York Knicks (14-62) and the Chicago Bulls (21-56) battle at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are 3-point favorites and look to put an end to their six-game losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 212.5 points and it will air on NBC Sports Chicago at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1, 2019.

Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks ATS Odds

Both teams failed to cover as underdogs in their last outing. The Bulls (10.5-point underdogs) were defeated by the Toronto Raptors, 124-101, while the Knicks (7-point underdogs) fell to the Miami Heat, 100-92. The Chicago game finished 11 points over the projected point total of 214, while the New York game went 17 points under the projected point total of 209.

Chicago had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.3 (above their season average of 19.3) while New York did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (21-25; 84.0 percent). Luke Kornet had a good game for New York, contributing 17 points and eight rebounds. Chicago, meanwhile, was lifted by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Zach LaVine led the Bulls to a 116-115 win. He scored a game-high 41 points. Chicago covered as a 3-point underdog and the two teams combined to put up 231 points, which was well over the projected point total of 213. Chicago’s 0.495 effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over New York, who had a mark of 0.420.

Bulls games have finished under the total 53.2 percent of the time. Chicago heads into the contest with records of 21-56 straight up (SU) and 34-41-2 against the spread (ATS).

Of the Knicks’ 76 games, 42 have finished under the projected point total. Further, New York is 14-62 SU and 30-44-2 ATS.

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Bulls, ATS Winner – Bulls, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Bulls rank 24th in points off turnovers per game (15.3) while the Knicks rank 26th (15.0).
  • New York ranks 10th in second chance points per game (13.6) while Chicago ranks last (10.8).
  • The Knicks rank 22nd in three pointers attempted per game (29.3) while the Bulls rank 27th (26.2).
  • New York ranks fifth in fast break points allowed per game (12.1) while Chicago ranks 10th (13.1).
  • Chicago ranks 27th in assists per game (22.0) while New York ranks last (19.9).
  • The Bulls rank ninth in points in the paint per game (50.3) while the Knicks rank 22nd in points allowed in the paint per game (50.7).
  • The Knicks rank 21st in rebounds per game (44.7) while the Bulls rank 25th (42.8).
  • New York averages 5.0 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the league. Chicago ranks 27th in blocks allowed per game (5.6).
  • Chicago is 8-5 when they allow below 100 points, while New York is 3-1.
  • In games where they score above 100 points, the Knicks are 14-36 and the Bulls are 17-35.
  • New York is 12-24-2 ATS at home, while Chicago is 20-16-2 ATS on the road.
  • The Bulls have 19 unders, 18 overs and 1 push in 38 road games.
  • In 38 home games, the Knicks have 23 unders and 15 overs.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulls are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Knicks are 0-5.
  • In their last five games, Chicago has 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push, while New York has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Bulls’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 15.4, up from 8.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Knicks have scored an average of 101.2 points per game (3.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 117.8 points per game (3.6 above their season average).