Rivalry Renewed Between Chicago, New York
The Chicago-New York is starting to heat back up again as the Chicago Bulls visit the New York Knicks, who have had a bit of a resurgence of late. Chicago ended a 1-5 slide with a victory last time out while New York is currently on a three-game winning streak. The NBA betting lines for this game at BetUS Sportsbook have the Chicago Bulls as 3½-point favorites over the New York Knicks.
Dynamic Duo Leading Bulls
Nikola Vucevic summed up the most recent effort from the Bulls, saying, “We played desperate tonight and it showed.” Chicago was once at the top of the Eastern Conference, but things started to unravel as the injuries piled up.
DeMar DeRozan continues to be on a tear as he leads the way with 27.5 points per game. Zach LaVine was the offensive star in Saturday’s 98-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he is capable of scoring close to 30 points on any nightl.
The Bulls haven’t always been a great defensive team, and that will need to change down the stretch. This could be a game in which Chicago could put up a low number while facing a struggling New York offense.
Knicks Can’t Score Enough Points
The New York Knicks are returning home after winning three straight on the road, and they got plenty of offense in those games. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for much of the season as the Knicks just aren’t a great offensive team.
Julius Randle leads the team with 20.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, but he hasn’t always gotten a ton of help. The Knicks have shut down Kemba Walker for the season and that has taken away a perimeter scoring threat.
New York will always defend, and that will be a huge key to this matchup against Chicago. The Knicks want to slow down the pace against Chicago and try to win this game by getting a string of stops.
Bulls vs Knicks Head-to-Head
These two teams have played three times already this season, with the Bulls coming out on top in two of them. On Dec. 2, the Bulls edged the Knicks 119-115 in New York as two-point underdogs. All three games have been within six points or less.
Bulls vs Knicks Game Information
- Game: Chicago Bulls (43-31) at New York Knicks (33-42)
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City
- Day/Time: Monday, March 28th, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Bulls vs Knicks Betting Lines
Bulls vs Knicks Prediction
NBA betting online will start to take center stage over the next few months as the regular season wraps up and the playoffs begin. This game will attract plenty of attention as well since this is one of the best rivalries in the NBA.
New York has really fallen off over the past few months and is limping to the end of the regular season despite winning three straight. The Knicks will still pose a threat since this game is in New York City, but the Bulls are simply the better team.
Don’t expect much separation until the fourth quarter, but then it will be time for the Bulls to pull ahead. Take the Chicago Bulls at -3½ over the New York Knicks as the visitors cruise to a double-digit win.
Pick: Chicago Bulls -3½