Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/29/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 2/29/2020 Betting Odds
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
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chicago’s last 12 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
New York Knicks
Taj Gibson PF Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Chicago
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