Bulls vs. Knicks Prediction and Odds (Trust Knicks on Back-to-Back)

New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett.
New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett. / Patrick McDermott/GettyImages

The Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks will face off for the fourth time this season, as New York tries even the season series. 

The Knicks are fresh off a win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, their third straight, and they’ll get a Bulls team that hasn’t played great lately, falling to the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference. 

New York had Julius Randle return to the lineup on Sunday, but does that change how we should bet Monday’s matchup?

Let’s get into the odds for this game via WynnBET

Bulls vs. Knicks Odds, Spread and Total


  • Bulls -3.5 (-110)
  • Knicks +3.5 (-110)


  • Bulls: -175
  • Knicks: +140


  • 220 (Over -110/Under -110)

Bulls vs. Knicks Prediction and Pick

These two teams have been on a completely different trajectory over the last 10 games even though New York is still on the outside looking in off the play-in tournament. 

The Knicks are 15th in offensive rating and second in defensive rating over that stretch, while the Bulls are 27th and 19th in those respective categories. 

Chicago has been hurting with Lonzo Ball still out of the lineup, but there is a trend that makes this a bit tougher, as the Bulls are 9-7-1 against the spread as a road favorite this season while the Knicks are just 3-9 ATS as a home underdog. 

Usually, this is a strong enough trend to back, but the Knicks, who are on a back-to-back, are the best team in the NBA ATS in that spot this season, going 7-3. 

I’m going to circle back to the current form of these teams, as the Knicks simply have been playing better basketball as of late. New York has to basically win out to have a chance at the play-in, and I think it can at least keep this close at home. 

Lean: Knicks +3.5 (-110) | Sprinkle Knicks Moneyline (+140)

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record in the NBA this season here.