Bulls vs. Knicks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 16 (Can Chicago Get Revenge for Wednesday's Loss?)

Devon Platana
Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Bulls vs. Knicks Game Info

  • Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: NBCS-CHI and MSG

Ten matchups are on the NBA's Friday, Dec. 16 schedule, including a clash at the United Center between the Chicago Bulls (11-16) and New York Knicks (15-13).

This is the second meeting in three days for the two teams, having already duked it out in Chicago on Wednesday. The Knicks eventually defeated the Bulls, 128-120, in overtime, led by a 31-point, 13-rebound effort by Julius Randle while Jalen Brunson had 30 points on 11-of-21 shooting in 39 minutes of action.

Can the Bulls get revenge for Wednesday's defeat? Or will the Knicks go up 2-0 in the season series with another win?

Bulls vs. Knicks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHI: (-138) | NY: (+118)
  • Spread: CHI: -2.5 (-110) | NY: +2.5 (-110)
  • Total: 225.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bulls enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 225.5 points, which is the fourth-lowest of Friday's projected totals.

Bulls vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • The Bulls went 43-38-1 ATS last season.
  • The Knicks had an ATS record of 16-21 as underdogs of 3 points or greater last year.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 40 times in Bulls games.
  • In 82 Knicks games last year, 39 of them hit the over.

Bulls vs. Knicks Prediction & Pick

While blowing a 14-point lead left a sour taste in some fans' mouths, the Knicks did a lot right in Wednesday's victory over the Bulls. New York shot the ball 49.5% from the field and 52.9% from three-point range, even heavily out-rebounding Chicago, 48-31, by the time all was said and done.

The loss was also the Bulls' second overtime defeat in a row, proving that they have trouble closing out games. It doesn't help that they haven't been able to get key stops when needed, allowing opponents to record 47.7% field-goal and 37.1% three-point percentages over the last seven games.

Throw in the fact that the Knicks, surprisingly have the fourth-best road scoring margin in the league (plus-0.5), I see them beating the Bulls in back-to-back outings.

Final Score Prediction: Knicks: 114 | Bulls: 110

Bulls vs. Knicks Best Bet

Even though the two sides combined for 248 points on Wednesday, don't count on another offensive outburst tonight. Six of the last eight Bulls-Knicks matchups have finished with the under while averaging 218.1 points. If that's not convincing enough, Chicago and New York combined for fewer than 225.5 points in all but one of those games.

With the under hitting in six of the Knicks' last seven games and in seven of Chicago's last nine at home, brace for another low-scoring affair.

Bet: Under 225.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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