New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. It’s an all-Eastern Conference affair at Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks host the Chicago Bulls in what will be their 4th and final meeting this regular season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 28.03.2022 at 08:30 PM
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
New York Knicks
Winning 3 games in a row is always nice, but the Knicks fans have been disappointed with how their team has performed this season. They enter tonight’s game as 5-point underdogs and that is really bad news for them as they’ve won just 12 of 40 games in that role.
This game will be a 2nd night of a back-to-back for them after their game at Detroit last night which ended a mini 3-game road trip. Their fans will be happy to see them at MSG, however the team itself hasn’t had much luck playing there this season.
They’ve won just 15 of 36 games and their ATS record reads just 14-22 which is among the worst home records in the league this season. They could get Nerlens Noel back for this one as he recovers from a foot injury, Quentin Grimes is listed as questionable due to a knee issue.
The Chicago Bulls are doing their best to hang on to the 5th seed in the East as they are just 1 game ahead of the surging Toronto Raptors. The month of March hasn’t been kind to them, especially to DeMar DeRozan who has averaged a modest 24.3 points per game after putting up 34.2 per game in February.
This team has covered the spread just 3 times in their last 14 games, on the road they are just 1-9 ATS in their last 10 and against the Knicks at MSG they’ve covered only once in 5 meetings. Healthwise they are doing okay, only Lonzo Ball is missing as he has failed to recover from his knee injury still and is now in jeopardy of missing the entire postseason as well. Chicago did beat Cleveland in their last game 98-94, but against teams from the Atlantic Division they have just 2 wins in 7 games.
I am just not feeling the Bulls right now, winning by 6 points on the road is something they’ve done just once in almost 2 months of play. The Knicks don’t have much to play for, so they can go out for this one without any pressure. Let’s back the home team and the extra points here.
New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Predictions & Odds
The last time they played each other at Madison Square Garden the game ended 119-115, but that scoreline was a fluke considering the last 7 of 10 games have all gone under the total between them. Chicago has had 9 of their last 11 games go under, including 7 straight against Eastern Conference opponents.
The Knicks have also gone under in 6 of 7 vs Central Division teams, they currently rank just 26th in the NBA in terms of the pace of play. Chicago plays a bit faster, but even they are in the bottom 15 of the league averaging 100.5 possessions per game.
The 2 teams have averaged 212.9 points per game in the last 10 meetings, 2 of their 3 most recent meetings have gone under the total as well. With the last 2 Knicks games both going under 223.5 points which is the projected total here, I think backing the under is the way to go here.