Saturday, April 1 2023

An Eastern Conference showdown has the New York Knicks going on the road to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. The Knicks are 15-13 overall and roll into this bout with some momentum, having won five straight games. Meanwhile, Chicago is 11-16 overall but has lost two games in a row. New York is tied for 12th in the NBA in scoring (114.3) with Chicago right behind them at 14th (113.6).

Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at the United Center in Chicago. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bulls as a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Bulls vs. Knicks odds. The over/under for total points is set at 225.5. Before making any Knicks vs. Bulls picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 9 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 26-10 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $1,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Bulls and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines and trends for Bulls vs. Knicks:

  • Knicks vs. Bulls spread: Chicago -2.5
  • Knicks vs. Bulls Over-Under: 225.5 points
  • Knicks vs. Bulls money line: Chicago -135, New York +115
  • NY: Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall
  • CHI: Over is 3-0-1 in the Bulls last 4 overall
  • Knicks vs. Bulls picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks

Why the Knicks can cover

New York played very well in Wednesday’s win over Chicago as the Knicks finished the game shooting 49% from the field and knocking down 18 3-pointers. They also outrebounded the Bulls 48-31, and there were four players who scored in double-figures and made at least three 3-pointers. Forward RJ Barrett continued his solid play in this contest as the Duke product dropped 22 points, six rebounds, and went 4-of-7 from downtown.

Guard Quentin Grimes is another floor spacer due to his ability to do damage from deep. Grimes has terrific range and thrives in catch-and-shoot situations, and the Houston product dropped 14 points, five rebounds, and made four 3-pointers in Wednesday’s victory. He has scored in double-digits in three of his last four games. 

Why the Bulls can cover

Forward DeMar DeRozan is an offensive weapon who can dominate in the mid-range and has a knack for getting to the free-throw line. The five-time All-Star has a great first step to get past his defender. DeRozan leads the team in scoring (26.2) and assists (4.7). He’s dropped at least 30 points in consecutive games.

Guard Zach LaVine is an athletic and explosive playmaker who has a smooth jumper and can glide to the rim. The UCLA product can quickly get his shot up and beat his man off the dribble. LaVine averages 22 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. In his last contest, the 27-year-old finished with 25 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

How to make Knicks vs. Bulls picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 232 points. The model also says one side hits 60% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bulls vs. Knicks? And which side hits 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.



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