NY Knicks at Chicago
Terrible lose pick last night , with the Nuggets scoring 4 points in the last seconds of the game to break the 9 point spread by one . For today , we’re back to Chicago for where this time, the Knicks are in town.
The Bulls are averaging 88.4 points and shooting 39.7 percent over their last five home games, losing four. They’ve dropped 11 of 13 overall, scoring 90.1 points per game and making 41.8 percent of their attempts from the floor.
The Knicks are overachieving for coach Mike D’Antoni, playing hard with their run-and-gun style. They are on a 10-4 ATS run. That included straight up wins as a dog against the Suns, Blazers and Hornets. Chicago, on the other hand, is a big underachiever, not playing any defense while searching for leadership on a very young team. Harrington, averaging 25.5 points in his last two games in Chicago and 19.8 on the season, isn’t expected to miss any time.
The Bulls are favored here, yet they’ve lost 11 of 13 games. They are 0-2-2 ATS their last 4 games as a favorite.
The Bulls are just 2-11-3 ATS in their last 16 as a home favorite and 1-9-2 in their last 12 on 1 day rest. The Knicks meanwhile are 4-0 in their last 4 in Chicago and 30-14-1 ATS in their last 45 road games overall.
The Bulls have really struggled to score as of late and while many may think a visit from the Knicks is a sure cure I am telling you it may not. In the Last 5 games the Knicks defense is giving up 10.7 fewer points per game including -2.6FG% and -10.63% from beyond the arch while the Bulls continue to struggle both offensively and defensively. The Knicks have continued to beat and play right with the quality teams in the conference and they would have had a nice road win in Charlotte if it was not for a 4th quarter collapse that saw them get outscored by 15.
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