New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls 11/12/2019 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls 11/12/2019 – Two big market ballclubs searching for salvation this early in the season, the New York Knicks (2-8) and the Chicago Bulls (3-7) will duke it out for the second time in three weeks on Tuesday at United Center. The Bulls, picked as the slight favorites (-5.5) by top online betting sites, are looking to avenge the 88-105 defeat they received at Madison Square Garden on October 28.
New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls 11/12/2019
New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls 11/12/2019 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
Almost everybody expected the New York Knicks to struggle this hard right from the start, fielding a lineup consists of young players and NBA journeyman after they struck out on several marquee free agents last summer. But in a surprising turn of events, Knicks president of basketball Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry held a press conference following the Knicks’ 87-108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night to express displeasure for the team’s 2-8 start. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the action taken by the Knicks front-office baffled executives around the league as everybody – except them – already knew the Knicks won’t win much this year, not with the roster they have.
Players to Watch: Marcus Morris (18.1 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.2 APG), Julius Randle (15.5 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 3.9 APG), R.J. Barrett (15.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.6 APG)
Chicago Bulls Betting
Saturday’s 107-94 loss to the Houston Rockets has further buried the Chicago Bulls in the standings. 10 games into the season, Chicago finds themselves four games below .500 and one of the worst shooting teams in the NBA at 42.75 percent (28th in the league). Star shooting guard Zach Lavine has already voiced out his frustrations for the string of setbacks, saying he doesn’t like losing over and over again.
Players to Watch: Zach LaVine (19.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.1 APG), Lauri Markkanen (14.9 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 2.1 APG), Wendell Carter, Jr. (12.8 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 0.8 APG)
New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls 11/12/2019 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
New York are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Chicago are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games.
New York Knicks
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks
The Knicks have surprisingly dominated the Bulls in their last three matchups, sweeping their rivals in those games and limiting them to an average of 96 points. The injury to defensive specialist Otto Porter Jr. would certainly not help Chicago, who got torched by Bobby Portis’ 28 points the last time around.
Moneyline: Motivated by the front-office challenge, the Knicks will register their third win of the season at the expense of the NBA Moneyline favorites Bulls.
ATS: Despite their horrible 2-8 slate, the Knicks are actually solid 5-5 against the spread. A win vs. the Bulls will put them above .500 in that area, at least.
TOTALs: This game will go under the NBA over/under totals of 216 points. The Bulls and Knicks went over for a combined six out of 20 games.
Score Prediction: 103-96 Knicks