Chicago Bulls (13-16) at Houston Rockets (11-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.5 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.9 points and 5.1 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.4 points and 6.3 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Bulls last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls continue to get disrespected by oddsmakers, but they've played their best ball on the road where they win by an average of 1.8 points and are 10-4 against the spread. The Houston Rockets have been horrible since the injury to Wood, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 15 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field. The Rockets can't be trusted in their current form. I'll side with the Bulls in this toss up.