New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction NBA Picks 4/5/24

Chicago Bulls (36-40) vs New York Knicks (45-31)

Game Info: Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -1.5 --- Over/Under: 208.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The NY Knicks and Chicago Bulls meet Friday in NBA action at the United Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Knicks vs Bulls prediction.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have been in great form as they've won eight of their last 12 games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after taking down the Kings in an impressive 120-109 home win last night. Jalen Brunson led the team with 35 points and 11 assists on 12 of 20 shooting, Josh Hart added 31 points with nine rebounds and eight assists while Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 21 points. As a team, the Knicks shot 55 percent from the field and 12 of 28 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and quickly found themselves trailing by 21 points, before they clicked into gear and dominated the rest of the game to make it look easy in the end.

Chicago Bulls

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have been struggling lately as they've lost five of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting beaten by the Hawks in a 113-101 loss on Monday. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 31 points and five assists, Coby White added 22 points while Andre Drummond chipped in with 13 points and 18 rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Bulls shot just 39 percent from the field and seven of 28 from the 3-point line, but they played solid defense to hang with the Hawks in the first half, only to go cold in the third quarter and trail by 17 points which was too much to overcome in the end. Alex Caruso had a night to forget as he shot just three of 13 from the field and two of seven from the 3-point line to finish with just eight points, while Nikola Vucevic shot just two of seven for his five points. The Bulls will take on the Magic after this one.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Alex Caruso ranks 4th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.6) this season.
  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.6) this season.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.5) this season.
  • Jalen Brunson ranks 4th amongst qualified players for points per game (27.9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.8).
  • The Bulls rank 29th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.7).
  • The Knicks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.8).
  • The Knicks ranks 30th in the league for pace this season (95.4).

Knicks vs Bulls prediction

The Knicks are still shorthanded with Julius Randle and Duane Washington Jr still out, while the Bulls are still without Julian Phillips and Torrey Craig. The Knicks come into this one as the team in better shape, and they looked impressive in last night's comeback win over the Kings. The Bulls are due for a win, and they should be well-rested, as they haven't played since Monday. It's tempting to take the Bulls at the short line at home, but the Knicks have been flying under the radar and I think they can stay hot with another solid win behind their defense.

Peter’s Pick New York +1.5

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