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Chicago BullsHouston Rockets
9-14December 18, 2013, 09:30 | Toyota Center16-9

The Rockets will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Bulls at Toyota Center in NBA wagering action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Rockets currently sport a record of 16-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-10-2 ATS. The Bulls are 9-14 and 7-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 13-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 9-14 against the number.

View Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 8-rated Rockets and the No. 20-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-90 win for the Rockets on Wednesday.

In their last action, Chicago was an 83-82 loser at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (165) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls wasted a 26-point performance from Luol Deng as Orlando ran past them 83-82 on Monday at United Center.

The Rockets were a 106-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 25 points from James Harden en route to a 106-91 loss against Sacramento on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 2-rated squad against Chicago's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 2 in the league with 9.76 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 5.3 per outing.

Next up:
Chicago at Seattle, Thursday, December 19th
Houston at Indiana, Friday, December 20th
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