Preview: New York At Chicago

When: 8:00 PM  ET, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Matchup Edge
NY Edge in: CHI
Points Per Game
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Defense
Rebounding
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The New York Knicks keep faltering while the Chicago Bulls are revived with point guard Derrick Rose excelling as the teams square off Thursday in Chicago. The contest received national television billing and that doesn’t seem to fit the Knicks, who have lost 12 of 13 games while possessing the second-worst record in the NBA. The Bulls are six games above .500 and routed New York 104-80 on Oct. 29 by dominating the interior.

Forwards Taj Gibson (22 points) and Pau Gasol (21 points, 11 rebounds) had big games against the Knicks during the season-opening game and both players are having solid seasons. Gibson has three double-doubles over the past four games and had 15 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in Monday’s 93-86 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, while Gasol has recorded nine double-doubles over the past 10 games. New York was routed 107-87 by the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday as the Knicks already trailed by 19 midway through the opening quarter.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT

ABOUT THE KNICKS (5-22): Carmelo Anthony isn’t pleased with the club’s fortunes, and his one-man band attempt isn’t faring well, either. “It don’t sit well. If I sat here and said everything sits well with me then you should question me,” Anthony told reporters. “But it don’t sit well with me. … I don’t like this feeling.” Anthony scored 26 points against Dallas and is averaging 30 over the last two games while the squad plays without guards J.R. Smith (foot) and Iman Shumpert (shoulder).

ABOUT THE BULLS (15-9): Rose is averaging just 14 points over the last two games and was 6-of-21 shooting and missed all seven 3-point attempts against the Hawks. The subpar outings follow a two-game stretch in which he averaged 27 points and played like his pre-injury self, but Rose wasn’t overly concerned. “Just missing step-in 3s, shots I normally hit,” Rose told reporters. “They were flat. Didn’t have any lift to them. I guarantee next game that won’t happen. I’ve got to take them.”

BUZZER BEATERS
 
1. New York has last six straight visits to Chicago.
       
2. Bulls C Joakim Noah (ankle) is questionable after missing the previous four games.

3. Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. is 9-of-32 from the field – including 1-of-16 from 3-point range – over the past two games.

PREDICTION: Bulls 94, Knicks 76

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
New York 5-22 L2 3-11 2-11 1-1 4-21 2-3 4-13
Chicago 15-9 L1 4-5 11-4 2-0 13-9 2-2 11-4

Last Meeting

New York Chicago
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
10/29/14 CHI 104 NY 80 80 38 36.5 104 47 50.7

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
NY C. Anthony 14 38.5 3
CHI T. Gibson 22 83.3 2
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
NY A. Stoudemire 8 3 5
CHI P. Gasol 11 4 7
Assists Player  
NY C. Anthony 3
CHI A. Brooks 6
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
NY C. Anthony 692 45.6 133
CHI J. Butler 554 49.9 178
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
NY A. Stoudemire 230 73 157
CHI P. Gasol 316 65 251
Assists Player  
NY C. Anthony 95
CHI D. Rose 105

Quickchart Matchup

New York  Off vs  Chicago Def
93.6 Points For
98.5 Points Against
45.1 FG%
43.3 FG%
39.0 Reb
42.7 Reb
Chicago Off vs  New York Def
102.1 Points For
99.6 Points Against
45.5 FG%
45.4 FG%
42.7 Reb
41.7 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-10
-110
194.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
-13
-110
190.5
Sportsbook
-110
-13
-110
190.5
5Dimes.eu
-102
-13
-105
190
GTBets.eu
-110
-13
-110
190
Top Bet
-110
-13
-110
190.5
BetOnline.ag
-110
-13
-110
190.5
BetDSI
-110
-13
-111
190.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-113
-12.5
-113
189.5
Belmont
-110
-13
-110
190.5
BookMaker.eu
-110
-13
-111
190.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
-13
-110
191.5
Mirage
-110
-13
-110
191
Station
-110
-13
-110
191
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

New York Overall Chicago
5-22 W/L 15-9
10-17-0 ATS 11-13-0
13-13-1 O/U 12-11-1
93.6 Pts For 102.1
99.6 Pts Against 98.5
New York A/H Chicago
2-11 W/L 4-5
6-7-0 ATS 3-6-0
9-4-0 O/U 7-2-0
96.5 Pts For 105.6
103.8 Pts Against 103.3