Bulls vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, December 26, 2022

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The Chicago Bulls (14-18) host the Houston Rockets (9-23) at United Center on Monday, December 26, 2022. The contest begins at 8:00 PM ET and airs on NBCS. The Rockets are 7.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 230.5 points.

How to bet Bulls vs. Rockets

Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -294 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +238 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Bulls vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Bulls have 16 wins against the spread in 32 games this season. Chicago has been chosen as the favorite in 11 games this year and has walked away with the win five times (45.5%) in those games. Bulls games this year have gone over the point total 14 times in 32 opportunities (43.8%).

The Rockets have 14 wins against the spread in 32 games this season. Houston has been the underdog on the moneyline 30 total times this season. Houston has finished 9-21 in those games. Rockets games this season have gone over the point total 16 times in 32 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 32 25.8 5 4.9 0.9 0.4 0.4
Zach LaVine 28 22.1 4.4 4.2 1.1 0 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 32 16.9 10.4 2.9 0.7 0.8 1.7
Ayo Dosunmu 30 9.5 3.1 2.8 0.7 0.4 0.9
Patrick Williams 32 9.5 4 1.3 0.6 1 1.3

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 32 21.3 4.3 3.6 0.8 0.3 2.2
Kevin Porter Jr. 31 18.7 5.4 5.5 1.5 0.5 1.8
Alperen Sengun 29 14.6 8.7 2.4 0.7 0.9 0.1
Jabari Smith Jr. 31 12.2 7.2 0.8 0.5 1 2
Eric Gordon 27 11.4 2 2.4 0.7 0.4 1.9
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Bulls vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Eric Gordon: Questionable (Thumb), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Chicago is 16th in the NBA with 113.3 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks 18th with 114.5 points allowed per game. The Bulls are averaging 112.7 points per game this year at home, which is one fewer points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (113.7). On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulls have picked up their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 116 points per contest over that span compared to the 113.3 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Chicago is making 10.6 treys per game (fourth-worst in NBA), and it sports a 36.8% three-point percentage (11th-ranked). In terms of shot breakdown, the Bulls have taken 66.8% two-pointers (accounting for 74.8% of the team’s baskets) and 33.2% from beyond the arc (25.2%).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston is the third-worst squad in the league in points scored (109.4 per game) and 21st in points conceded (115.3). In 2022-23 the Rockets are averaging 1.7 more points per game at home (110.3) than on the road (108.6). In their previous 10 games, the Rockets are putting up 107.4 points per game, compared to their season average of 109.4.

Houston is 20th in the league in 3-pointers made (11.3 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (33%). The Rockets take 38.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 28.8% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 61.2% of their shots, with 71.2% of their makes coming from there.

Bulls vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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