Bulls vs Knicks Prediction - NBA Picks 1/3/24

New York Knicks (18-15) vs Chicago Bulls (15-19)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -9 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The New York Knicks need a win after splitting their last 12 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks prediction.

Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Chicago Bulls lost to the Pacers last week and just split two games with the 76ers. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 109.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.4 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Zach LaVine is averaging 21 points and 3.4 assists. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Bulls will play a back-to-back set against the Hornets after this one, and then will meet the Rockets.

New York Knicks Betting Preview

The New York Knicks rebounded from losses to the Magic and Pacers with a win over the Timberwolves. The New York Knicks are averaging 115.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 48 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 25.6 points and 4 rebounds, while Julius Randle is averaging 24 points and 9.6 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Donte DiVincenzo is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 11th amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.3%) this season.
  • Julius Randle ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for points per game (24.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (52.6%).
  • The Knicks rank 2nd in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.8).
  • The Bulls rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (85.3).
  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for Q1 points per game this season (25.7).

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks prediction

The Chicago Bulls are undermanned and on the end of a back to back, spots that kill teams dealing with injuries. The Bulls are without Vucevic and LaVine, and Patrick Williams is questionable. The New York Knicks are coming off a massive with over the Timberwolves and got a shot in the arm with the addition of Anunoby, who played well in his debut. The Bulls and their injuries are an issue, and them on the end of a back to back doesn't help. Give me the Knicks in a blowout home win.

Randy’s Pick New York Knicks -9

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