Rockets vs. Bulls - 2/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (30-19) at Houston Rockets (33-15)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, ROOT, ESPN
The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Chicago Bulls have split their last six games and continue a long road trip. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.5 points and six rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.6 points and 4.9 assists. Pau Gasol is grabbing 12 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.8 assists. The Chicago Bulls have held four of their last six opponents under 100 points and are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Bulls have won eight of their last 12 games SU when allowing less than 100 points. Mike Dunleavy is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
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The Houston Rockets have won five of their last seven games and hope to keep things rolling. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 102.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 44.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27 points and 6.8 assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. Donatas Motiejunas is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 3.2 assists. The Houston Rockets are getting the job done on the defensive side lately, as they’re allowing 43.4 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Rockets have won 11 straight games SU when allowing less than 100 points. Harden is probable for this game despite a knee injury.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following a S.U. loss. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Assuming Harden is ready to go, I like the Rockets to get the job done here. The Bulls are too inconsistent on the offensive end to hang with an explosive Houston squad.