Through 2 Quarters
The New York Knicks are on the road but looking no worse for wear. It’s anybody’s game at halftime, but the Knicks are ahead of the Chicago Bulls 55-51.
New York has been relying on the performance of point guard Kemba Walker, who has 11 points and two assists. Chicago has been led by shooting guard Zach LaVine, who so far has 17 points along with three rebounds.
Here’s an interesting fact: New York also had a four-point lead after the second quarter in the teams’ last meeting.
New York @ Chicago
Current Records: New York 3-1; Chicago 4-0
What to Know
The Chicago Bulls will take on the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at United Center after having had a few days off. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Chicago came out on top in a nail-biter against the Toronto Raptors on Monday, sneaking past 111-108. The Bulls can attribute much of their success to small forward DeMar DeRozan, who had 26 points and six assists, and shooting guard Zach LaVine, who had 22 points and five assists.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between New York and the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday was still a pretty decisive one as the Knicks wrapped it up with a 112-99 victory at home. Point guard Kemba Walker (19 points) and shooting guard Evan Fournier (18 points) were the top scorers for New York. Evan Fournier’s performance made up for a slower game against the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Chicago is expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.
The wins brought Chicago up to 4-0 and the Knicks to 3-1. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Bulls come into the matchup boasting the second fewest points allowed per game in the league at 97.5. But New York ranks second in the league when it comes to points per game, with 118.8 on average. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: United Center — Chicago, Illinois
- TV: NBATV
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $80.00
The Bulls are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulls as a 2-point favorite.
New York have won 13 out of their last 20 games against Chicago.
- Apr 28, 2021 – New York 113 vs. Chicago 94
- Feb 03, 2021 – New York 107 vs. Chicago 103
- Feb 01, 2021 – Chicago 110 vs. New York 102
- Feb 29, 2020 – New York 125 vs. Chicago 115
- Nov 12, 2019 – Chicago 120 vs. New York 102
- Oct 28, 2019 – New York 105 vs. Chicago 98
- Apr 09, 2019 – New York 96 vs. Chicago 86
- Apr 01, 2019 – New York 113 vs. Chicago 105
- Nov 05, 2018 – Chicago 116 vs. New York 115
- Mar 19, 2018 – New York 110 vs. Chicago 92
- Jan 10, 2018 – Chicago 122 vs. New York 119
- Dec 27, 2017 – Chicago 92 vs. New York 87
- Dec 09, 2017 – Chicago 104 vs. New York 102
- Apr 04, 2017 – New York 100 vs. Chicago 91
- Jan 12, 2017 – New York 104 vs. Chicago 89
- Nov 04, 2016 – New York 117 vs. Chicago 104
- Mar 24, 2016 – New York 106 vs. Chicago 94
- Mar 23, 2016 – New York 115 vs. Chicago 107
- Jan 01, 2016 – Chicago 108 vs. New York 81
- Dec 19, 2015 – New York 107 vs. Chicago 91
Injury Report for Chicago
- Zach LaVine: Game-Time Decision (Thumb)
- Coby White: Out (Shoulder)
Injury Report for New York
- Nerlens Noel: Out (Knee)