Chicago Bulls versus New York Knicks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-8-2012

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The 14-4 New York Knicks will continue their road trip as they face the 10-8 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The current NBA odds has the home team Chicago Bulls favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 181 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds were posted a few hours ago.

The Knicks and Bulls met four times during the lockout season with Chicago winning three of the four but the Knicks were competitive to cover three of the games. Trend: Chicago Bulls are 7-1 to the under in their past eight games.

New York enters play on a hot streak with five straight wins. They have averaged 105 points per game during this win streak. They come off a huge 112-92 road win on Thursday night to the Miami Heat as a +10 point underdog. New York is the third scoring offense in the league with 103 points a game average. The reason for the strong start this year for the Knicks has been the play of their defense as the team allows 94 points a game.

The Bulls are in a back to back spot and will be playing their fourth game in five nights. This is the third straight game they have to travel to. They come off the 108-104 road win last night at the Detroit Pistons as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The Bulls shot well making 52% from the field. The Bulls offense has struggled without Derrick Rose as the team averages 94 points a game. They still are a strong defensive team as the club allows just 91 points a game and 43% from the field good for third in the NBA in both catagories.

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