Betting on the Chicago Vs New York NBA Match Up
There are situations every year where teams end up backing into the playoffs after going into the tank at the end of the regular season. While that may still end up happening in the NBA Eastern Conference, it seems as though all of the teams involved in the fight for the last few playoff spots are all in to win. There are essentially now 4 teams slugging it out for the final 3 playoff spots, and they are all on winning streaks ranging from 1 to 5 games. That makes for a very exciting finish, and you have to say that if it continues, then whichever teams make it in will absolutely deserve to be there. One of the teams involved in that battle are the Chicago Bulls, who are managing to stay alive despite having a treatment room that is filled to brimming with injured players. They will try to keep it going on Thursday night when they head to the Big Apple to face the New York Knicks. You can get your wagers in for this one by visiting the NBA online betting page.
Betting on the Chicago Bulls Vs New York Knicks NBA Match Up
When: Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 PM EST
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
TV: CSNC and MSG
Radio: WMVP and WEPN
Live Stream: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Chicago Bulls
This will be the second of back to back games against the Knicks for the Chicago Bulls (36-33), with the first set for Wednesday night at the United Center. It’s always tough to beat the same team on consecutive nights, but it can be argued that the Bulls need to do that in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. The bench players in this Chicago team have to be running on fumes at the moment, as they are getting a ton of playing time with so many injuries to deal with. They have helped the Bulls win 3-straight games, and keeping the team in the 8th and final playoff spot. You would expect Chicago to win on their home court on Wednesday, and a double on Thursday would have to be considered a bonus. The Bulls are averaging 101.8 PPG, and are giving up 102.9 PPG.
Why bet on the New York Knicks
The New York Knicks (28-43) are not yet officially eliminated from the playoff picture, but it’s just a matter of time. A pair of losses to the Bulls may well be what makes it official, and given how the Knicks are playing right now, you might not bet against that happening. The Knicks have lost 3-straight and are just 3-7 in their last 10 games. They split the opening 2 games of the regular season series with the Bulls, and did manage to win the last time they met at MSG. This looks like a team that is just playing out the season right now, though, so a repeat of that win may not be forthcoming. New York are averaging 98.5 PPG, and are giving up 101.4 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the tenacity that the Bulls are showing right now as they fight for their playoff lives. I believe that they can pull off the double against the Knicks, and like them to get the win on Thursday in what may be a close one.