Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds, Analysis, NBA Pick

January 12th, 2017 by Leave a reply »
Derrick Rose and the New York Knicks (17-21) will try to rebound from a rough loss in the second game of a back-to-back situation when they host Rose's former team the Chicago Bulls (19-20) as small home chalk. The Knicks are looking to earn only their second post-Christmas win.


Point spread: The Knicks opened as 2.5-point favorites; the total is at 204, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark (line updates and matchup report).

NBA pick, via OddsShark computer: 108-105 Bulls (NBA picks on every game)


Why the Bulls can cover the spread

Chicago is hoping to at least have Dwyane Wade back in the lineup after he was rested in Tuesday's 101-99 road loss to the Washington Wizards. Leading scorer Jimmy Butler also missed the game because of illness, along with top bench player Nikola Mirotic, and neither is expected to play against the Knicks.

Regardless, the Bulls still nearly beat the Wizards, holding an 18-point lead at one point. The addition of Wade back in the lineup will be enough to help ...

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