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Dec 25, 8:00 PM | United Center

Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD15-11

The Bulls will be trying to slam the Rockets on Tuesday when the teams tip off at United Center in NBA betting action.

The Bulls sit at 15-11 (10-16 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 14-12 (13-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 9-17 OU, and Houston is 14-12 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bulls as 4-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 195.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 5 and the Rockets sitting at No. 12. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 102-100 result in favor of the Bulls today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 92.8 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.4 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 106.4 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring on their home court.

Houston won its last outing, a 121-96 result against the Grizzlies on December 22. The Rockets covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston cruised to victory on Saturday, running Memphis out of the gym and running up a 121-96 score at Toyota Center.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 92-75 result against the Hawks on December 22. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 167 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Luol Deng scored 11 points in a failed effort to lead the Bulls to victory (they lost 92-75 to Atlanta at Philips Arena on Saturday).

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 9-1
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rockets at Bulls trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 16 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chicago's last 16 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Minnesota, Wednesday, December 26
Chicago at Indiana, Wednesday, December 26

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