Through 1 Quarter
The Chicago Bulls can’t call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. They have jumped out to a quick 27-20 lead against the New York Knicks.
Point guard Lonzo Ball has led the way so far for Chicago, as he has eight points along with four boards. One thing to keep an eye out for is Javonte Green’s foul situation as he currently sits at three.
New York has been relying on power forward Julius Randle, who has ten points in addition to two rebounds, and point guard Derrick Rose, who has four points.
The Knicks might be down, but they’ve been down at the end of the first quarter seven times this season and have won 71% of those games — in fact, oddly enough, that’s better than their overall win percentage (56%).
New York @ Chicago
Current Records: New York 9-7; Chicago 11-5
What to Know
After five games on the road, the Chicago Bulls are heading back home. They will take on the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at United Center. The Bulls have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with New York and are hoping to record their first win since February 1st.
Chicago didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup with the Denver Nuggets this past Friday, but they still walked away with a 114-108 victory. It was another big night for Chicago’s shooting guard Zach LaVine, who had 36 points in addition to five boards.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 47-47 at the half for New York and the Houston Rockets this past Saturday, but New York stepped up in the second half for a 106-99 victory. Among those leading the charge for the Knicks was shooting guard Alec Burks, who shot 6-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 20 points and five steals.
The Bulls are the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (7-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The wins brought Chicago up to 11-5 and New York to 9-7. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Chicago ranks fourth in the league when it comes to field goal percentage, with 46.70% on the season. But the Knicks have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43%, which places them third in the league. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: United Center — Chicago, IllinoisTV: MSG NetworkOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $90.00
The Bulls are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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New York have won 14 out of their last 21 games against Chicago.
Oct 28, 2021 – New York 104 vs. Chicago 103Apr 28, 2021 – New York 113 vs. Chicago 94Feb 03, 2021 – New York 107 vs. Chicago 103Feb 01, 2021 – Chicago 110 vs. New York 102Feb 29, 2020 – New York 125 vs. Chicago 115Nov 12, 2019 – Chicago 120 vs. New York 102Oct 28, 2019 – New York 105 vs. Chicago 98Apr 09, 2019 – New York 96 vs. Chicago 86Apr 01, 2019 – New York 113 vs. Chicago 105Nov 05, 2018 – Chicago 116 vs. New York 115Mar 19, 2018 – New York 110 vs. Chicago 92Jan 10, 2018 – Chicago 122 vs. New York 119Dec 27, 2017 – Chicago 92 vs. New York 87Dec 09, 2017 – Chicago 104 vs. New York 102Apr 04, 2017 – New York 100 vs. Chicago 91Jan 12, 2017 – New York 104 vs. Chicago 89Nov 04, 2016 – New York 117 vs. Chicago 104Mar 24, 2016 – New York 106 vs. Chicago 94Mar 23, 2016 – New York 115 vs. Chicago 107Jan 01, 2016 – Chicago 108 vs. New York 81Dec 19, 2015 – New York 107 vs. Chicago 91
Injury Report for Chicago
Javonte Green: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)Nikola Vucevic: Out (Covid-19)Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)
Injury Report for New York
Taj Gibson: Out (Groin)Mitchell Robinson: Out (Concussion)