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Home Teams Hot in Bulls-Rockets Series

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The word desperate could easily be applicable to both the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets situation right now. Sitting outside of the playoff picture looking in, Thursday’s slate of NBA action presents a massive contest between the two that could go a long way to determining who’s participating in the postseason and who’s watching from home.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockets are 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four games after a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Bulls' last 10 games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of the Bulls' last 22 games against the Rockets.

Home court advantage has been huge in this series, a trend that greatly favors Rockets backers. Home teams are a sizzling 5-0 SU and ATS in the last five meetings between the squads.

Thanks to a narrow victory over Indiana on Tuesday, Chicago pulled within two games of the Pacers for the East’s eighth and final playoff spot while claiming the tiebreaker. The Rockets are opening a tough seven-day stretch tonight that also features games against Oklahoma City and Dallas. They do play five of their remaining seven at home, which bodes well for their postseason aspirations.

UNDER bettors are loving Houston as of late, and for good reason. The UNDER is 5-1 in the Rockets’ past six affairs.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Chicago Bulls have seen them go 37-37 and 31-43 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Houston Rockets are at 37-38 and 32-42-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Rockets are 43-32, while the Chicago Bulls are 36-38. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Chicago injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 24-rated Chicago Bulls taking on the No. 15-rated Houston Rockets in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Chicago Bulls rank No. 2 in the league with 46.72 per game. That compares with Houston's No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA's No. 2-ranked team at 10.59 per game, while the Chicago Bulls rate No. 23 with 7.8 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points and chipped in with 28 rebounds for Chicago on Tuesday, leading the Bulls to a 98-96 victory over Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Houston earned a 106-100 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday, getting 27 points from James Harden at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
  • Chicago is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Detroit, Saturday, April 2nd
Houston home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 3rd

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