Rockets vs. Bulls Odds & Picks: Streaking In Chicago

Ryan Noonan of Betsperts and 4for4Bets is looking for the Bulls to keep their winning streak alive as they return home to take on the scuffling Houston Rockets.

After an exciting five-game Christmas day slate, including a matchup in Boston that saw the Celtics solidify their spot as the league’s best team, we have a seven-game slate on Monday.

The Rockets have lost five in a row and head back out on the road after a seven-game homestand for a three-game swing, kicking things off in Chicago. The Bulls have had issues of their own, but they appear to be galvanized over the off-the-court reports of locker room turmoil, entering tonight on a three-game winning streak.

Rockets vs. Bulls Betting Odds

Rockets Bulls
Spread +7.5 -7.5
Moneyline +235 -290
Over/Under 230.5

*Lines accurate at the time of publication

Rockets vs. Bulls Best Bets

Bulls -7.5 (-110, FanDuel)

The Bulls return to Chicago after three straight underdog road wins. I’m leaning toward the narrative here. I believe that the recent off-the-court issues have brought this team together, leading to better cohesion on the court and in the win column. This matchup against a young and scuffling Rockets club is a great opportunity to keep it rolling. Houston has numerous high-potential pieces as they move forward in their rebuild, but they’re a poor shooting team, poor defensively, and their one statistical advantage, offensive rebounding, is mitigated here against the Bulls, one of the best rebounding teams in the league.

Risk: 1.1 units on FanDuel to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)

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Rockets vs. Bulls Game Total Under 230.5 (-110, FanDuel)

The pace of play should be average to below average between these two teams, and neither club is particularly good from deep, especially Houston, who ranks 28th in three-point shooting percentage on the season. I like the Bulls to go over their team total in this spot, but a full game under is worth a look at 230.5.

Risk: 1.1 units on FanDuel to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)

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