The CHICAGO and the NEW YORK will both be gunning for a victory on 11/5/2018 at 7:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
CHICAGO BULLS vs NEW YORK KNICKS
When: 7:30 PM ET, Monday, November 5, 2018
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
|507||CHICAGO||-2.5 (-110)||212.5 (-110)||120
TV: 7:35 PM
PREDICTION: NEW YORK , CHICAGO
Oddsmakers currently have the NEW YORK listed as -2.5 point favorites versus the CHICAGO, while the game’s total is sitting at 212.5.
The New York Knicks hope to get much more out of their starting five – or perhaps go with a new one – when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday. Leading scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. was held to a season-low seven points on 2-of-10 shooting and the other four starters combined for just 29 as the Knicks fell 108-95 at Washington on Sunday.
The Wizards entered with the worst scoring defense (123.9 points allowed per game) in the league but had no issues stifling a New York team that managed to make only 5-of-27 from 3-point range. Hardaway, who entered the game averaging 25.1 points, also took a knee to the back in the first half and ended his night early, leaving his status for Monday in question. The Bulls dropped four in a row at home to teams that entered Sunday with a combined 27-10 record – the last three by a combined 11 points. Zach LaVine continues to carry the load for a team playing without four injured starters, scoring 21 points while making 12-of-13 free throws in the 96-88 loss to Houston on Saturday.
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, WGN (Chicago), MSG (New York)
ABOUT THE BULLS (2-8): While LaVine did a nice job getting to the line against the Rockets, he was 4-for-16 from the field and Chicago shot a season-low 38.9 percent. “We had one bad quarter and unfortunately it was a really bad third quarter,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters of a seven-point effort in the third. “We were settling for shots. In fourth quarter, we got back in it by attacking the rim and getting to the free throw line.” Rookie Wendell Carter Jr. had 14 points and a season-high 13 rebounds for his second career double-double.
ABOUT THE KNICKS (3-7): Enes Kanter had 18 points and 12 rebounds off the bench at Washington and fellow reserve Allonzo Trier provided a nice spark with nine points in 22 minutes while mixing it up multiple times with Wizards star guard John Wall. “I want our whole team to be that way,” coach David Fizdale told reporters of Trier’s toughness. “That’s Knicks DNA. Every player when you go back through the history with those teams, the toughest teams, that’s the attitude.” The rookie is averaging 14.5 points on 71.9 percent shooting over his last four games.
1. Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina is 0-for-10 from 3-point range over his last three games.
2. Thirty of Bulls SF Justin Holiday’s 42 baskets have come from beyond the arc.
3. Chicago won three of four meetings last season with the victories coming by a total of 10 points.
PREDICTION: Bulls 106, Knicks 104