NBA Playoffs odds will have the inconsistent New York Knicks as a long shot to win the world championship as they have not demonstrated good NBA betting value this since acquiring Carmelo Anthony.
The New York Knicks will host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night with a starting time on TNT television set for 8 PM ET. Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account for side and total action on this Eastern Conference matchup that could be a preview of a playoff series.
Chicago had the inside track to the top seed and home court advantage in the Eastern Conference for the NBA basketball playoffs as they had a record of 59-20 straight up and 48-29-2 against the spread to rank as one of the top board values in the league.
Defense has been the hallmark of the Bulls rapid climb to the top as they ranked 2nd in the NBA for points allowed.
Chicago was equally effective at getting the money both at home and on the road as they paid out in 24 of 39 away games while going under the total in 21 games as a visitor. Derrick Rose has emerged as a NBA superstar with a team best 25 points and 8 assists per game.
New York picked up their play towards the end of the season to ensure themselves a playoff spot. The Knicks went 6-0 straight up and 5-1 against the spread from March 28 through April 8.
Amare Stoudemire will be a key asset for the Knicks with the NBA playoffs odds as he had a team best 25.4 points per game and was also the leading rebounder on New York with 8.2 per game.
New York has gotten the money in 9 of their last 13 games overall with Chicago including the last 2 matchups in this head to head series. The two teams have gone over the total in 3 of their last 4 matchups in this series.
The Bulls have gotten the cash in just 2 of their last 7 visits to New York with 6 of the last 7 games between the teams in the Big Apple going under the basketball betting odds total.