Knicks vs. Bulls Prediction
Will the New York Knicks cover the spread as a road favorite on Saturday when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night? Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: New York. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Knicks are 3.5-point road favorites versus the Bulls, who opened as 2-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 200.5 after hitting the board at 201.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Saturday morning, 72% of the tickets are on the Knicks and 85% of the money is on New York to cover the spread.
Injury Report: For the Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis is probable to play with an ankle injury but Tim Hardaway Jr. is out with a leg injury. The Bulls, meanwhile, will not have Zach LaVine (knee) and Cameron Payne (Foot), who have both been out for a while.
Who We Like: New York. The Knicks are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus the Bulls and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games following a straight up win of more than 10 points. They're also 6-2 against the number in their last eight games versus Central Opponents and have covered in seven of their last nine games versus a team with a losing record.
On the other side, the Bulls have not covered a point spread in their last four games playing on back-to-back nights. They're also winless at the betting window in their last six games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Finally, they're just 2-5-1 against the number in their last eight home games.
NBA WEDNESDAY PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS -3.5