The Chicago Bulls (11-15) take on the New York Knicks (14-13) as 4.5-point favorites on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The point total is set as 225 points for the outing.
How to bet Bulls vs. Knicks
Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -184 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +156 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225 points.
Bulls vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Bulls vs. Knicks Betting Trends
The Bulls are 13-13-0 against the spread this season. Chicago has been the favorite in eight games this season and has come away with the win five times (62.5%) in those contests. Bulls games this year have gone over the point total 40.7% of the time (11 out of 27 games with a set point total).
The Knicks are 13-13-1 against the spread this season. New York has gone 6-10 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 37.5% of those games). Knicks games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 27 opportunities (44.4%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bulls: Ayo Dosunmu: Questionable (Pelvis), Alex Caruso: Probable (Back), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Questionable (Ankle), Ryan Arcidiacono: Doubtful (Ankle), Obi Toppin: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
On offense, Chicago is putting up 113.3 points per game (14th-ranked in league). It is ceding 113.3 points per contest at the other end of the court (16th-ranked). The Bulls are posting 113.9 points per game when playing at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 112.8 points per contest. The Bulls’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 117.8 points per contest compared to the 113.3 they’ve averaged this year.
Chicago is averaging 10.3 threes per game (fourth-worst in NBA), and it owns a 36.2% three-point percentage (12th-ranked). Of the shots taken by the Bulls in 2022-23, 67.5% of them have been two-pointers (75.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 32.5% have been from beyond the arc (24.6%).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York scores 113.8 points per game and allow 112.9, ranking them 13th in the league on offense and 14th defensively. At home the Knicks are scoring 116 points per game, 4.5 more than they are averaging on the road (111.5). The Knicks are compiling 116.2 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 113.8.
New York is 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made (10.9 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (31.9%). The Knicks take 62.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.7% of the Knicks’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 26.3% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Bulls, and we project that Knicks will cover the spread (Bulls -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225 points.
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