Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Thursday Night December 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST on the TNT television Network.
The (5-22) New York Knicks of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division will make the trip from the Big Apple to the Windy City to take on the (15-9) Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. This Sports Handicapper believes The New York Knicks need to make some moves by the trade deadline if they are going to have any success this season. Chicago is still coming together as a unit but will be in the thick of things in the East. The betting line has Chicago as a pick em at home Against The Point Spread, and the betting odds total is 194′ for Thursday’s game.
The 2014-15 New York Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks 107-87 in their last game on December 16th. New York has dropped nine of the last ten straight up including three of four on the road. The betting odds under has come in six of their last seven after an ATS loss and 1-4 Against The Point Spread the last five in Chicago. The Knicks are 2-2 Against The Spread, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under once their last four NBA Betting Predictions on the road. New York has been disappointing this season to say the least. Injuries are starting to mount as J.R. Smith has will be out of Thursday’s game, and a few more key reserves are also on the shelf or questionable.
The 2014-15 Chicago Bulls lost at Atlanta in their last game. Chicago is on top in the Central division, a half-game in front of the much hyped Cleveland Cavaliers. The betting odds over is 6-1 Chicago last seven at the United Center, and the team has gone high in five of the last eight meetings between the teams. Chicago is 2-2 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under once their last four at home. Chicago should be able to control the pace and tempo of the game, the betting line is a little bit misleading as a pick.
Free Pick: New York Pick.