Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game. The Houston Rockets will look to avoid losing their 16th game in a row as they welcome the Chicago Bulls to Toyota Center. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Playing the Houston Rockets couldn’t have come at a better time for the Chicago Bulls as they really need a bounce back win following their 32 point home loss against the Indiana Pacers. Nothing was going their way in the loss, they had 3 quarters in which they scored 16 points or less and nobody other than DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine scored more than 8 points. The entire team struggled in the loss making just 6 of 28 attempts from three-point land. It’s a new opportunity against the worst team in the NBA though, the Bulls are just 2-7 in their last 9 against Houston, but most of those games were played when the Rockets still had James Harden. Chicago has played well against teams from the Western Conference, they’ve covered the spread in 6 of the last 8 games.
There seems to be no end in sight to the suffering of Houston Rockets fans right now. They are on a 15-game losing streak and are coming back home following 4 straight losses against Memphis, Oklahoma City, New York and Boston. Only one of their last 5 games wasn’t a blowout defeat and that was against the Knicks when they lost by 7 points. This team is perfectly healthy, but that hasn’t made any difference to their season whatsoever. Christian Wood averaging 15.5 points and 11.1 rebounds per game is the only positive talking point so far. Bettors have also been unhappy with them, they’ve covered the spread just once in their last 7 games and are only 1-5 ATS in 6 home games this season.
Chicago might get a boost for tonight’s game as center Nikola Vucevic is close to being fully recovered from covid-19. Alex Caruso is questionable with a wrist injury, but against a team that’s lost 15 in a row and hasn’t tasted winning since their 2nd game of the season, there really isn’t any excuse not to win big here. Back the Bulls to cover.
Houston Rockets – Chicago Bulls Odds
Houston Rockets – Chicago Bulls Predictions
Chicago -8.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring only 77 points against the Pacers was probably a low point of the season for the Bulls so far. Tonight it’ll be different, they are facing the 4th worst defense in the league which is allowing 111.4 points per game this season. Chicago ranks in the top tier when it comes to scoring on the road with an average of 107.3 points per game. 4 of their last 5 games against Southwest Division opponents have all gone over the total. If we look at the last 10 games between the two teams we can see an average of 216.3 points per game scored and both teams shooting 45%. The last 3 games produced 225.3 points per game, which would put us over the total easily. Defensively, the Bulls have given up 100+ points in 5 straight games, so that might also be a good sign for our bet. Let’s back the over in this one.
Over 213.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365