NBA Odds: Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks

February 7, 2012 NBA Basketball

While the Bulls have persistently competed an exceptional defense under head coach Tom Thibodeau, they consistently find difficulty in scoring points and making shots. Their strength on the boards allows them 2nd and third chance chances, which turns a lot of weak shooting evenings into victories. But last night versus the 76ers, the Chicago Bulls struggled on offense and defense.

The 76ers gave the Chicago Bulls their 3rd loss in five matches, beating them 98-82, and now the Bulls proceed to New York to play the Knicks. With Carmelo Anthony back on the floor, the New York Knicks are going to be gaining in strength. In this first game back, the Knicks demolished the Detroit Pistons 113-86, which  behind New York dropping nine from their last ten matches. Start your Basketball Betting action on Chicago Bulls vs. New York  Knicks game.

However the Pistons aren’t particularly a test for the Knicks. The real obstacle comes tonight when they have got to confront the Chicago Bulls, even if Chicago is somewhat hurt. The Chicago Bulls will be absent starter Richard Hamilton, who is out indefinitely. Nevertheless, Luol Deng is likely make a comeback tonight versus the New York Knicks after missing out on six matches.

The Bulls will be trying to stay away from their first back-to-back loss since the 2010-2011 standard season, specifically after getting defeated into the double digits by the 76ers. Chicago still leads the Eastern Conference at 18-6 and have an outstanding 9-5 record on the road. The New York Knicks, in their first real year with Carmelo Anthony, have experienced some injuries here and there and are struggling with an 8-13 record. They are 4-6 at home.

NBA odds guess a reasonably close game, as the return of Anthony and Deng make calling this one tough. The sportsbook is giving the advantage to the Chicago Bulls, listing them as 3 point favorites. The total is scheduled at 190. The Bulls typically play fairly well against the New York Knicks, with Chicago coming out on top 103-90 in their last meeting on April 12, 2011.

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