Houston got 21 points from Goran Dragic en route to a 99-93 victory over Chicago on Monday at United Center.
Houston was an underdog by 8 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 185.5.
Houston got 18 points from Luis Scola and another 13 points from Courtney Lee. Luis Scola contributed 6 assists, while Luis Scola cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
The Bulls got a 24-point performance from Luol Deng, who was supported by 16 points from Carlos Boozer. Carlos Boozer had 7 assists in a losing cause for Chicago, while Carlos Boozer grabbed 13 rebounds.
Houston trailed at halftime, 51-40.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-38.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Boston.