The Chicago Bulls (30-36) visit the Houston Rockets (15-51) on March 11, 2023 at Toyota Center. The Rockets are underdogs by an eight-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. The point total for the matchup is 224.
How to bet Bulls vs. Rockets
Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bulls as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -338 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +268 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224 points.
Bulls vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Bulls vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Bulls are 33-33-0 against the spread this year. Chicago has won 15, or 51.7%, of the 29 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Bulls games this year have gone over the point total 40.9% of the time (27 out of 66 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Rockets are 25-37-4 this season. Houston has gone 13-49 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 21% of those games). Rockets games this season have eclipsed the over/under 33 times in 66 opportunities (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kevin Porter Jr.||44||18.5||5.5||5.7||1.3||0.4||2.2|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||63||12.1||7||1.2||0.5||0.9||1.5|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||66||12.1||5.6||1.6||0.5||0.4||0.8|
Bulls: Javonte Green: Out (Knee)
Rockets: Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Kevin Porter: Probable (Thigh)
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Chicago is 21st in the NBA with 113.1 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks ninth with 112.5 points allowed per contest. The Bulls are scoring 114.3 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 2.5 more points than they’re averaging in road games (111.8). On offense, the Bulls have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 109.5 points per contest over that span compared to the 113.1 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
While Chicago is in the bottom five in the NBA in three-pointers per game with 10.2 (worst), it ranks 15th in the league with a 36.1% three-point percentage. This year, the Bulls have taken 67.1% two-pointers, accounting for 75.8% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 32.9% from beyond the arc (24.2% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston is the second-worst squad in the league in points scored (110.3 per game) and third-worst in points allowed (118.5). At home the Rockets are putting up 110.1 points per game, 0.3 fewer points than they are averaging away (110.4). The Rockets have performed better offensively in their past 10 games, generating 111.1 points per contest, 0.8 more than their season average of 110.3.
In 2022-23 Houston is fourth-worst in the league in 3-point makes (10.6 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (32.7%). The Rockets take 36.6% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.4% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.4% of the Rockets’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 73.6% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Bulls, and we predict that Rockets will cover the spread (Bulls -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224 points.
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