The 14-10 Chicago Bulls will hit the road to battle the 19-6 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The current NBA odds from this NBA game has the home team New York Knicks favored by -6 ½ points with an over under of 188 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The Bulls and Knicks have met once this regular season with the Bulls earning the 93-85 home win as a +2 ½ point underdog. The total landed under 188 ½ points. New York had a miserable night shooting the basketball with just 32% from the floor. They played without Carmelo Anthony. Trend: New York Knicks are 2-0 to the under in their past two games.
Chicago is 6-4 straight up on the road on the year. They have won three of their past four games. The Bulls beat Boston on Tuesday night 100-89 as a -1 ½ point favorite. The game went over 181 ½ points. It was the first time in five games that the Bulls eclipsed 100 points. With Derrick Rose sidelined the team has struggled as they score just 92 points a game ranking 27th in the league. They have had to rely on defense to survive as the give up just 90 points and 42% from the floor good for second in the NBA in both categories.
The Knicks are 11-1 at home this season. They have won five of their past six games. New York welcomed Carmelo Anthony back to the lineup on Wednesday following a sprained ankle and come away with the 100-86 home win against the Brooklyn Nets as a -8 point favorite. It was a good defensive second half for New York as they allow the Nets just 38 points. Carmelo Anthony had 31 points in his return to the lineup. The Knicks are fifth best in the league in scoring with 102 points a game and are in the top ten in scoring defense by allowing 96 points per contest.