The season series between the two teams is tied 1-1 with each team winning at home. The Bulls won 98-89 in basketball betting on December 17th while the Knicks won 88-81 five days later.
NBA betting has seen the Bulls win six of the last four overall but it is the Knicks that were 7-3 against the spread. The last five games in this series have all gone under the NBA betting total. This is one of those rare home-and-home series as the teams also play on Wednesday night in New York. Al Harrington is averaging 19 points and David Lee 15.5 points and 14.5 rebounds in the two games this season. Luol Deng is averaging 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the two games.
New York has had big leads in both of the previous two games this season with Chicago. The Knicks had a 22-point lead and nearly blew all of it before winning 88-81 at home. The Knicks had a 17-point lead at Chicago but collapsed after the first quarter to lose 98-89.
Chicago has not lost a season series against the Knicks since 2000-01. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Central Division. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Knicks are 4-1 in basketball betting in the last 5 meetings at Chicago. New York is just 10-13 this season on the road in NBA betting. The Knicks can score as they are 11th in the league on offense but their defense is just 24th and that defense continues to cause them problems.
Chicago has won nine of the last 13 in NBA betting against East Conference teams. They have struggled against the Atlantic Division though as they are 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 vs. the Atlantic. Chicago is 11-11-2 at home this season vs. the basketball betting line.
Six of the last seven New York road games have gone under the NBA betting total. Against the Central Division, 12 of the last 15 New York games have gone under. Four of the last five Chicago games against the Atlantic Division have gone under the NBA betting total. In this series, the last five games have gone under and eight of the last eleven at Chicago have gone under in basketball betting.