New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls Free Prediction 11/12/19

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The New York Knicks (2-8), 5.5-point underdogs, will travel to the United Center to clash with the Chicago Bulls (3-7). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 213 points and it can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls ATS Odds

Both teams were blown out in their last outing. The Knicks (2.5-point favorites) were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-87, while the Bulls (6.5-point underdogs) fell to the Houston Rockets, 117-94. The New York game finished 18 points under the projected point total of 213, while the Chicago game went 22 points under the projected point total of 233.

New York had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.1 (above their season average of 24.7) while Chicago forced Houston into a turnover percentage of 18.8 (above their season average of 12.7). Wendell Carter Jr. played well for Chicago with 13 points and 16 rebounds. New York was led by Julius Randle, who put up 20 points and 16 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Bobby Portis led the Knicks to a 105-98 victory. He recorded a double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds. The two teams combined to put up 203 points, which was well under the projected point total of 224.5, and New York covered as a 2-point underdog. New York’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Knicks had more offensive rebounds (25 vs. eight), defensive rebounds (38 vs. 30) and total rebounds (63 vs. 38).

Oddsmakers are known to place the total high when the Knicks are playing, as eight of their 10 contests have gone under the total. New York comes into the game with records of 2-8 straight up (SU) and 5-5 against the spread (ATS).

Coinciding with New York, games featuring the Bulls also have typically finished under the total (60.0 percent). Additionally, Chicago owns records of 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS.

It could be a sloppy game for the New York offense. New York ranks 25th in the NBA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 16.1 percent), while the disruptive defense of Chicago forces the most turnovers in the league (18.0 percent).

Knicks vs. Bulls ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • The Knicks average 4.9 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the league. The Bulls rank 24th in blocks allowed per game (7.3).
  • Chicago ranks eighth in points in the paint per game (51.2) while New York ranks 29th (38.6).
  • The Knicks rank second in second chance points per game (15.6) while the Bulls rank 19th in second chance points allowed per game (14.0).
  • New York ranks 10th in rebounds per game (46.7) while Chicago ranks 25th (42.4).
  • Chicago averages 34.7 three pointers per game, which ranks eighth in the NBA. New York ranks 19th in three pointers allowed per game (34.1).
  • The Bulls average 16.7 fast break points per game, which ranks fifth in the NBA. The Knicks rank 24th in fast break points allowed per game (16.2).
  • The Bulls rank third in steals per game (9.6) while the Knicks rank 17th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
  • Chicago ranks 18th in assists per game (23.0) while New York ranks 25th (19.6).
  • Chicago ranks second in points off turnovers per game (21.9) while New York ranks 19th (17.0).
  • In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, New York is 1-1 and Chicago is 1-0.
  • The Knicks are 2-4 when they score over 100 points, while the Bulls are 3-3.
  • New York is 4-2 ATS on the road, while Chicago is 2-2 ATS at home.
  • The Knicks have 4 unders and 2 overs in 6 road games.
  • The Bulls have 2 overs and 2 unders in 4 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulls are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Knicks are 2-3.
  • In their last five games, Chicago has 3 unders and 2 overs, while New York has 4 unders and 1 over.
  • During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 105.2 points per game (0.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 108.4 points per game (1.6 below their season average).
  • The Knicks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 12.0, up from 10.1 for the season.