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Bulls vs. Knicks line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks
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The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks face off in an Eastern Conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Chicago is favored by two points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 210 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Bulls vs. Knicks picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 7 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It's also on a stunning 117-77 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Bulls rank in the top ten of the NBA on both ends of the floor. Chicago is scoring 1.1 points per possession, with top-five marks in field-goal shooting (47 percent) and 3-point shooting (37.1 percent). The Bulls are also the NBA's best free throw shooting team at 83.2 percent. On defense, Chicago is holding opponents to 1.05 points per trip, and the opposition is shooting only 49.8 percent on 2-point attempts. The Bulls are No. 2 in the NBA in assists allowed (21.3 per game), with top-10 marks in second-chance points allowed and fast break points allowed.

The model also knows the Knicks are knocking down 3-pointers this season, burying 36.5 percent of attempts. New York is also above-average in offensive rebound rate (27.5 percent) and second-chance points (13.9 per game), garnering valuable points on the margins. Opponents are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor against New York, the third-best mark in the league, and the Knicks are rejecting 5.7 shots per game. Chicago's lack of offensive rebounding should also play into the hands of the Knicks, giving New York a path to defensive success.

Now, it has set its sights on Bulls vs. Knicks. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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