Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets Odds
Chicago travels to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 5-5 mark with a victory over the Rockets.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Rockets currently sports a record of 4-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-6-1 ATS. The Bulls are 5-5 and 2-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 6-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 5-5 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets - Bulls odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 99.4 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 9 at 94.2 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.8 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bulls were a 102-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. Nate Robinson scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Bulls to victory (they lost 102-94 to Portland at Rose Garden on Sunday).
Houston lost its last outing, a 102-91 result against the Jazz on November 19. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Rockets endured a 102-91 loss at the hands of the Jazz on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Patrick Patterson at EnergySolutions Arena.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bulls at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chicago's last 15 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 15 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Chicago at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 24
Houston home to New York, Friday, November 23