The 51-26 New York Knicks will travel to play the 42-35 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team New York Knicks favored by -4 points with an over under line of 190 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The teams have met three times this season with Chicago winning and covering the point spread in all three games.
The Knicks have a road mark of 22-16 on the year. They win their 13th straight game after a 120-99 home victory on Tuesday to the Washington Wizards as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 197 points. New York got off to the good start as they go up 36-23 after one quarter. They shot 56.2% from the field and made 20 of 36 three pointers. The Knicks gave up 45.5% shooting to the Wizards. Carmelo Anthony led New York with 36 points and eight rebounds as he made 13 of his 21 shots. The Knicks holds a 2 ½ game lead over the Indiana Pacers for the second seed in the Eastern conference with just five games remaining. The Knicks have shown an upsurge on offense and more intense defense. The team has allowed under 100 points in five of their past six games.
The Bulls are 22-17 playing on their home court. They lose their second straight after a 101-98 home defeat on Tuesday to the Toronto Raptors as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished over 185 points. Chicago connected on 43% of their shots and made 10 of 17 three pointers. They pulled down seven more boards than the Raptors and lose because the Bulls allowed Toronto 51.4% shooting with 7 of 18 from three point range. Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 28 points and seven rebounds as he made 10 of his 12 shots. The Bulls played without injured Joakim Noal and Luol Deng. With five games remaining Chicago is in the fifth seed in the Eastern conference trailing the Brooklyn Nets by three games for the fourth seed. There is still no word on the return of Derrick Rose to the lineup. Without Rose the Bulls have played well defensively but poor offensively. Chicago is 29th and second worst in the NBA in scoring offense with just 92.8 points a game. They are the fifth worst shooting team in the league by hitting on 43.6% of their shots.