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Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls - 12/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Bulls (5-18) at Houston Rockets (10-11)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: Houston Rockets -12 -- Over/Under:
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NBA | Chicago Bulls (5-18) at Houston Rockets (10-11)
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The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The Chicago Bulls could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 104 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.6 points and 4.6 assists while Jabari Parker is averaging 16.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Justin Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six straight road games.

The Houston Rockets look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.1 points and 8.7 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points and 7.7 assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won four of their last five home games.

The Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 8-19 ATS in their last 27 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rockets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 3-0-1 in Bulls last 4 overall. The over is 6-0 in Rockets last 6 overall.

The Houston Rockets have had their issues, but the talent is still there and they're coming off a game last night in which they beat the hell out of the San Antonio Spurs. The Chicago Bulls are just not good and are being outscored by 11.6 points on the road this season. The Bulls are also just 2-7 ATS this season as a double-digit underdog. The Rockets aren't a team I'm excited about laying big numbers given the sloppy play, but backing the Bulls on the road isn't an option at the moment.

Houston Rockets -12

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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