New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls ATS Prediction 04/09/19

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The Chicago Bulls (22-58), 1.5-point favorites, welcome the New York Knicks (16-64) to United Center to kick off their Eastern Conference schedules. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 217 points and it will air on WGN Channel 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls ATS Odds

In the Knicks’ last game, they edged the Washington Wizards, 113-110, as 4-point underdogs. The Bulls, meanwhile, were blown out by the Philadelphia 76ers, 116-96, and were not able to cover as 10.5-point underdogs. The New York game finished 3.5 points under the projected point total of 226.5, while the Chicago game went 16 points under the projected point total of 228.

The Knicks, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.489, had a ridiculous mark of 0.619, while the Wizards had a free throw rate of 0.135 (below their season average of 0.206). Chicago, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (7.7 vs. 9.1). Chicago received a boost from Jakarr Sampson, who put up 29 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Mario Hezonja had a good game for New York, recording 30 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Knicks won the most recent matchup 113-105 to even the season series at one. Robin Lopez was the game’s top overall scorer with 29 points. New York did a great job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (21-25; 84.0 percent). Chicago, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (5.4 vs. 15.8). New York covered as a 4-point favorite and the two teams combined to score 218 points, which was just over the projected point total of 213.

Knicks games have a slight tendency to finish under the O/U total (53.8 percent). New York heads into the game with records of 16-64 straight up (SU) and 32-46-2 against the spread (ATS).

Just over half of Bulls games have also finished under the O/U total. Further, Chicago owns records of 22-58 SU and 35-43-2 ATS.

New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls Free Pick

NBA Tip: SU Winner – Bulls, ATS Winner – Bulls, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Bulls are 26th in the league with 22.0 assists per game while the Knicks are 29th with 20.1 assists per game.
  • Chicago ranks ninth in points in the paint per game (50.8) while New York ranks 26th (44.3).
  • The Knicks rank fourth in fast break points allowed per game (11.9) while the Bulls rank 10th (13.0).
  • New York ranks 22nd in three pointers attempted per game (29.4) while Chicago ranks 27th (26.0).
  • Chicago ranks 22nd in points off turnovers per game (15.3) while New York ranks 26th (14.8).
  • The Knicks rank 12th in second chance points per game (13.4) while the Bulls rank 29th (10.9).
  • The Knicks rank 20th in rebounds per game (44.7) while the Bulls rank 25th (42.9).
  • New York ranks 12th in blocks per game (5.1) while Chicago ranks 27th in blocks allowed per game (5.7).
  • In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, New York is 3-1 and Chicago is 8-5.
  • The Knicks are 16-37 when they reach 100 points, while the Bulls are 18-36.
  • Chicago is 14-26 ATS at home, while New York is 18-22 ATS on the road.
  • The Knicks have 20 overs, 19 unders and 1 push in 40 road games.
  • The Bulls have 23 unders, 16 overs and 1 push in 40 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Knicks are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Bulls are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, New York has 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push, while Chicago has 3 overs, 1 under and 1 push.
  • The Knicks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, down from 9.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 103.0 points per game (2.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 117.0 points per game (3.6 above their season average).