The New York Knicks (18-14) host the Chicago Bulls (13-18) on December 23, 2022 at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are favored by 5.5 points as they enter the matchup 8-2 in their last 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is set at 225.5 points.
How to bet Knicks vs. Bulls
New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -228 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +188 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Knicks vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Bulls Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Knicks are 17-14-1 this year. New York has come away with 10 wins in the 14 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Knicks games this year have gone over the total in 15 out of 31 opportunities (48.4%).
In the Bulls’ 31 games this season, they have 15 wins against the spread. Chicago has won eight of the 20 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (40%). The Bulls have hit the over 41.9% of the time this year (13 of 31 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Knicks vs. Bulls Injury Report
Bulls: Javonte Green: Doubtful (Right Knee), Alex Caruso: Doubtful (Concussion), Goran Dragic: Probable (Ankle), Derrick Jones: Out (Ankle), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York ranks 13th in the NBA with 114.4 points per game so far this season. At the other end of the court, it ranks 11th with 111.7 points allowed per game. The Knicks put up 116.4 points per game when playing at home, compared to 112.5 points per game away from home, a difference of 3.9 points per contest. On offense, the Knicks have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 112.7 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 114.4 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
New York ranks 19th in the NBA with 11.4 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 25th with a 33.4% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Knicks are attempting 56.4 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 62.3% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 34.1 threes per contest, which are 37.7% of their shots (and 27.5% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Chicago is 16th in the NBA in points scored (113.1 per game) and 18th in points allowed (114.5). At home, the Bulls average 112.7 points per game. Away, they score 113.4. While the Bulls are averaging 113.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their last 10 games, amassing 115.3 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Chicago is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). It is ranked 13th in 3-point percentage at 36.5%. The Bulls attempt 33.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 25% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 66.9% of their shots, with 75% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Knicks, and we expect that Bulls will cover the spread (Knicks -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225.5 points.
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