[8:00 PM] Knicks @ Bulls

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Knicks (1-3)

@ Chicago Bulls (3-1)


Current odds:

New York Knicks: (+277)

Chicago Bulls: (-315)


ESPN simulations have Chicago as 65.8% favorites to win the game.

56% of sports bets are currently on Chicago to win as (-315) favorites.

Rose and Noah helped lead Chicago to its best post-Jordan records but never managed to take the team to the NBA Finals before injuries and ineffectiveness marred the end of each of their respective tenures with the team.

While the Bulls don’t seem to be missing the two former stars much on the court, the Knicks aren’t exactly surging to new heights with the two in the lineup. New York dropped three of its first four games, with all three losses coming by double figures, and is struggling on both ends. The Knicks allowed at least 32 points in each of the first three quarters at home on Wednesday before the Houston Rockets took their foot off the gas and breezed to a 118-99 win.

Rose is averaging 16.3 points but recorded almost as many turnovers (eight) as assists (nine) in the first four games while Noah was held scoreless in two of the first four contests.

Rondo is having no trouble fitting between wings Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler while center Robin Lopez, who came over in the Rose trade from New York, is proving to be a solid fit in coach Fred Hoiberg’s system.

New York took three of the four meetings last season behind 24.3 points on 50.6 percent shooting from F Carmelo Anthony in the four contests.


StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Bulls

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick