Bulls vs Knicks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 16, 2022

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The Chicago Bulls (11-16) host the New York Knicks (15-13) at United Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, December 16, 2022. The Knicks are slight, 2.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set as 225.5 points for this contest.

How to bet Bulls vs. Knicks

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -138 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +117 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Bulls vs. Knicks Betting Trends

The Bulls have played 27 games, with 13 wins against the spread. Chicago has been chosen as the favorite in nine games this year and has walked away with the win five times (55.6%) in those games. Bulls games this year have gone over the total in 12 out of 28 opportunities (42.9%).

Against the spread, the Knicks are 14-13-1 this year. New York has won 41.2% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (7-10). The Knicks have gone over the point total 46.4% of the time this year (13 of 28 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 27 26.2 5 4.7 0.8 0.4 0.4
Zach LaVine 23 22 4.6 4.1 1.3 0 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 27 16.3 10.6 2.9 0.6 0.8 1.6
Ayo Dosunmu 25 10.2 3.3 2.8 0.7 0.4 1
Patrick Williams 27 9.5 4 1 0.6 1 1.3

Knicks

Knicks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 28 22.6 8.9 3.6 0.7 0.2 2.4
Jalen Brunson 28 20.4 3.3 6.3 1.1 0.2 1.4
RJ Barrett 28 19 5.6 3 0.6 0.2 1.6
Immanuel Quickley 28 10 4.3 3 1 0.1 1.2
Cameron Reddish 20 8.4 1.6 1 0.8 0.4 0.9
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Bulls vs. Knicks Injury Report

Knicks: Ryan Arcidiacono: Questionable (Ankle), Obi Toppin: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

With 113.6 points per game on offense, Chicago ranks 14th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it gives up 113.8 points per contest, which ranks 16th in the league. The Bulls score 114.4 points per game at home, compared to 112.8 points per game in away games, a difference of 1.6 points per contest. On offense, the Bulls have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117.7 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 113.6 they’ve put up over the course of this season.

Chicago is sinking 10.3 three-pointers per game (fourth-worst in NBA), and it sports a 36.1% three-point percentage (13th-ranked). The Bulls are attempting 59.3 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 67.5% of the shots they’ve taken (and 75.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 28.6 treys per contest, which are 32.5% of their shots (and 24.4% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the New York Knicks

In 2022-23, New York is 12th in the league offensively (114.3 points scored per game) and 14th on defense (113.2 points allowed). At home, the Knicks score 116 points per game. On the road, they average 112.6. The Knicks are averaging 116.1 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 114.3.

New York is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made (11.1 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (32.6%). In 2022-23, the Knicks have attempted 37.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.6% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.8% of the Knicks’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 73.2% have been 2-pointers.

Bulls vs. Knicks Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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