New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls - 12/16/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Chicago Bulls (11-16) vs New York Knicks (15-13)

Game Info: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls meet Friday in NBA action at the United Center. The New York Knicks have won 5 straight games. The Chicago Bulls have lost 5 of their last 7 games.

The New York Knicks are averaging 114.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 20.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.

The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.2 points and 4.7 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 22 points and 4.6 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Ayo Dosunmu is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

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The Knicks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Knicks last 7 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Bulls last 4 overall. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Chicago Bulls probably should be favored at home, as you can argue they're the better team on paper. However, the Bulls keep losing games, and that includes a loss to these Knicks on Wednesday. The New York Knicks have won 5 straight games, and they're winning by an average of 15 points during that stretch. We're getting free points with the team that's in better form. I'll take it.

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Randy’s Pick New York Knicks +3.5

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