Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls - 1/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (5-8) vs Houston Rockets (4-7)
Game Info: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 23.2 points and 10.9 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 18.6 points and 5.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Ben McLemore is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 116.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 121.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.3 points and 4.8 assists while Coby White is averaging 17.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.7 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bulls are 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 Monday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 21-8-1 in Rockets last 30 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are getting some players back for this contest and Victor Oladipo is expected to make his Houston debut. Still, the Rockets are a hit or miss team that struggles at times defensively. The Chicago Bulls have been one of the more underrated teams in the league that's been able to produce some nice wins here and there, and they have an offense that can get hot out of nowhere. Toss up game, I'm kind of leaning in the direction of the Bulls at home.