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Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/29/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2-29-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/29/2020 – The New York Knicks host the Chicago Bulls Saturday, two teams unlikely to advance to the next round. NBA spreads see the Bulls pulling this one off over the Knicks. Both teams are coming off losses with the Knicks dropping six games in a row. The Knicks do have home court advantage but continue to struggle with chemistry issues. The Bulls are dealing with injuries to multiple players, meaning the ones ready to play are in for a long grind.

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/29/2020

When: February 29, 2020 5:00 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, ‎New York City, New York
TV: MSG
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/29/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Bulls +3 (-110) 216 o (-110) +133

New York Knicks
-3 (-110) 216 u (-110) -147
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Chicago Bulls Betting

Despite a depleted roster, defense is expected to carry the Bulls to victory. It has been there cup of team this season although offense is still needed. Zach LaVine is coming off a big 41-point performance and will be a player to watch. The bad news is that Coby White remains questionable after suffering an injury. Coach Jim Boylen needs to find answers and his alternatives are limited.

Players to watch: Z. LaVine PG 59 GP 59 GS 34.7 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.7 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 4.2 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 3.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.69 PER

C. White PG 59 GP 0 GS 24.9 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.5 OR 3.1 DR 3.5 REB 2.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 1.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 11.41 PER

T. Satoransky SG 59 GP 59 GS 28.9 MIN 10.2 PTS 1.1 OR 2.7 DR 3.7 REB 5.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 2.8 AST/TO 14.13 PER

New York Knicks Betting

The New York Knicks hope that playing host can somehow result in a win. However, it remains that they need to play well on both ends. Julius Randle and RJ Barrett are leading the offensive attack but without defense, all that is for naught. The Bulls are undermanned and coach Miller may want to expand his rotation and go for a running game. But stops need to be made first for the Knicks to ignite fastbreaks.

Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 56 GP 56 GS 32.6 MIN 19 PTS 2.3 OR 7.3 DR 9.6 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 16.88 PER

R. Barrett SG 48 GP 47 GS 30.3 MIN 13.7 PTS 1 OR 4.1 DR 5 REB 2.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 9.87 PER

B. Portis PF 58 GP 4 GS 21 MIN 9.8 PTS 1.3 OR 4 DR 5.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO 1.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.34 PER

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/29/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Chicago Bulls

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chicago’s last 12 games.
Chicago are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Chicago are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against New York.
Bulls are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against New York.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games on the road.
Chicago are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against New York.
Chicago are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Chicago are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

New York Knicks

New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games.
New York are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
New York are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Knicks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Chicago.
New York are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
New York are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games played in February.

Injuries

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Tomas Satoransky PG Thumb is probable Saturday vs New York
Kris Dunn PG Knee is out indefinitely
Denzel Valentine SG Hamstring is “?” Saturday vs New York
Lauri Markkanen PF Pelvis is out indefinitely
Luke Kornet PF Ankle is OUT 6-8 weeks
Chandler Hutchison SF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Wendell Carter Jr. C Ankle is “?” Saturday vs New York
Coby White PG Back is “?” Saturday vs New York

New York Knicks

Taj Gibson PF Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Chicago
Dennis Smith Jr. PG Concussion is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Chicago
Frank Ntilikina PG Groin is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Chicago

Head-to-Head
Chicago Bulls New York Knicks
26-32 Against the Spread 29-28
32-26 Straight Up 25-33
106 Points per Game 104
109 Points Allowed per Game 111
44.53 Offensive FG% 44.01
75.86 Offensive FT% 69.22
34.78 Offensive 3PT% 33.67
47.59 Defensive FG% 46.42
76.06 Defensive FT% 74.13
35.29 Defensive 3PT% 38.27

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks Betting Picks

Despite many players out for the Bulls, NBA betting lines see them pulling this one off. However, it will not be the prettiest of margins. The Knicks can pull the rug from under them, especially if they play well in front of their hometown crowd.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Bulls for this game is at +133 while the Knicks are at -147 at home.

ATS: +3 is given to the Bulls across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Knicks with -3.

TOTALs: 216 is the given total for this match with the Bulls going over and the Knicks the team under.

Score Prediction: 108 – 105 Bulls