The Knicks have had some unscheduled time off as their game on Tuesday against the Magic was postponed due to asbestos concerns. The Bulls are coming off a big NBA basketball betting win as they pounded Portland on Monday.
Chicago is favored on Thursday at the Sbg global sportsbook since they are at home and because they are a better team than New York. The Bulls are 2-1 this season and they have still not really mastered the offense that Tim Thibodeau is installing. The Bulls scored 110 points on Monday and shot over 60%. It was their highest field goal percentage in 2.5 years. Luol Deng poured in a career-high 40 points in Chicago’s win over Portland. Chicago is just going to get better, especially when Carlos Boozer returns from injury.
The Knicks are just 1-2 this season but they are getting Anthony Randolph back on Thursday. He sprained his ankle last week but should be ready on Thursday. Randolph has not played much but the Knicks believe he will get some serious playing time beginning against the Bulls. Head coach Mike D’Antoni said that the team really wants to take a look at Randolph because he is so talented. He is just 21 years old though and there will be some growing pains.
Thursday Basketball Betting Stats
The Knicks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Atlantic. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Bulls are 8-3 against the basketball betting number in their last 11 games overall. If you want to bet the total then keep in mind that the Under is 9-0 in the Knicks last 9 Thursday games. The Over is 6-2 in the Knicks last 8 road games. The Over is 5-2 in the Knicks last 7 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Bulls last 5 vs. the Atlantic. The Over is 5-2 in the Bulls last 7 overall. The Under is 13-6 in the Bulls last 19 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Under is 10-4 in NBA basketball betting in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.