New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls - 2/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls - 2/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls (7-11) vs New York Knicks (9-12)

Game Info: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds

 

The Chicago Bulls play host to the New York Knicks at the United Center on Monday night.

The New York Knicks have been in a bit of a rut lately as they’ve lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Clippers in a 129-115 home loss yesterday afternoon. Julius Randle led the team with 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Isaiah Quickley added 25 points on nine of 16 shooting off the bench while RJ Barret chipped in with 23 points on nine of 14 shooting. As a team the Knicks shot 48 percent from the field and 10 of 27 from the 3-point line as they hung with the Clippers early on with 65 points in the first half, but they couldn’t keep up the pace in the second half as the Clippers ended up shooting over 54 percent from the field.

Get the BEST EXPERT PICKS From PROVEN WINNERS

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have been in a rut of their own as they’ve lost seven of their past 10 games and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game skid after falling to the Trailblazers in a heartbreaking 123-122 home loss on Saturday. Lauri Markkanen led the team with 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting, Zach LaVine added 26 points with seven rebounds and four assists while Coby White chipped in with 20 points and six assists. As a team, the Bulls shot 50 percent from the field and a sizzling 21 of 45 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 19-point deficit with 69 points in the second half, only to lose at the buzzer as the Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard drained the game winner on a broken play.

Looking at the betting trends, the Knicks are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on zero days’ rest, 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall.

Head to head, the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago and the Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.

The Knicks were surprising a few teams this season and they were in good form before dropping four of their last five, while the Bulls have really struggled with their long list of injuries. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and I’d probably take them in this spot if they weren’t playing on zero days’ rest, but with the Bulls having an extra days’ rest, I think LaVine and company can bounce back from their heartbreaking loss with a much-needed home win here.

See where Your Parlay Will Pay You The Most!!!!

Peter’s Pick Chicago -3.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/1/21 Free NBA Pick and Prediction NBA Betting Tips

Guaranteed Packages

Guaranteed packages automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss