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Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets 2/22/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets 2-22-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets 2/22/2021 – The Houston Rockets are very much retooling at the middle of the season and they are set on a collision course against the young Chicago Bulls. These teams are set to battle this Monday, February 22 and it will be inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NBC Sports Chicago is the broadcast partner for this game and will be putting the game live at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass is set to put the same feed via online live stream for their subscribers. The Chicago Bulls were the visiting team on a very slight disadvantage according to NBA Lines against the Houston Rockets.

Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets 2/22/2021

When: February 22, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: NBCS-CH | ATTSN
Stream: NBA League Pass

Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets 2/22/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Bulls +1 (-107) 226.5 o (-110) +100
Houston Rockets -1 (-107) 226.5 u (-110) -118
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Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls managed to pick themselves up really quick after the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers with a win over the Sacramento Kings. It was an 8-point margin with the score ending at 122-114. Zach Lavine almost had 40 points as he finished with 38 and had four rebounds, three assists and three steals as well. Coby White was fantastic doing 19 points while Thadeous Young did 18 points and four assists. Garrett Temple chipped in with 14 points and rookie Patrick Williams had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. This team has already won three of their last four games.

Players to watch: Z. LaVine SG 29 GP 29 GS 35.7 MIN 28.9 PTS 0.8 OR 4.7 DR 5.4 REB 5.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.8 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO 23.1 PER

L. Markkanen PF 14 GP 14 GS 30.4 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.6 OR 5.5 DR 6.1 REB 0.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.7 TO 2.2 PF 0.5 AST/TO 17.35 PER

C. White PG 29 GP 29 GS 33.3 MIN 15.3 PTS 0.4 OR 4.3 DR 4.7 REB 5.3 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 2.3 TO 2.4 PF 2.3 AST/TO 11.29 PER.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets decided to play small ball once again as they released center DeMarcus Cousins to free agency. The move makes the Rockets already looking forward to retooling for next season as they are now on a seven game losing streak. Their most recent loss was against the Philadelphia 76ers and lost by five points, 113-118. John Wall was the top scorer with 28 points but he also committed seven turnovers. Cousins left the team with a very decent 19 points and 8 boards. Eric Godon chipped in with 17 while Jae Sean Tate started to contribute 19 points.

Players to Watch: C. Wood C 17 GP 17 GS 31.2 MIN 22 PTS 1.8 OR 8.4 DR 10.2 REB 1.3 AST 0.9 STL 1.5 BLK 1.8 TO 1.9 PF 0.7 AST/TO 24.17 PER

J. Wall PG 19 GP 19 GS 31.1 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.5 OR 3.2 DR 3.7 REB 6.3 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.5 TO 1.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 17.35 PER

E. Gordon SG 22 GP 10 GS 29.4 MIN 18.7 PTS 0.3 OR 1.9 DR 2.2 REB 2.7 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 1.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 16.84 PER.

Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets 2/22/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Chicago Bulls

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Chicago are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Chicago are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Houston.
Bulls are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Houston.
Chicago are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games on the road.
Chicago are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Chicago are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games played in February.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 7 games at home.
Houston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago.
Rockets are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in February.

Injuries

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Back is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen PF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Chandler Hutchison SF Leg is out indefinitely
Adam Mokoka SG Personal is out indefinitely

Houston Rockets

P.J. Tucker PF Quad is upgraded to probable Monday vs Chicago
DeMarcus Cousins PF Heel is “?” Monday vs Chicago
Victor Oladipo SG Foot is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Chicago
Dante Exum PG Calf is OUT 1-2 months
Christian Wood PF Ankle is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Chicago Bulls Houston Rockets
17-12-0 Against the Spread 11-17-0
16-13-0 Straight Up 11-16-1
115 Points per Game 109
115 Points Allowed per Game 111
48.03 Offensive FG% 44.75
80.2 Offensive FT% 75.04
37.71 Offensive 3PT% 34.01
47.49 Defensive FG% 45.53
77.55 Defensive FT% 77.09
35.76 Defensive 3PT% 36.25

Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Houston Rockets are expected to go faster without Cousins in the lineup right now. Home court advantage has its effect with Online Betting sees that they are the safer bet as compared to the Chicago Bulls.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets for this game is at -118 points while the Bulls are given a +100.

ATS: Just a point on the ATS for this game as the Bulls take the +1 while the Rockets are on the other side at -1.

TOTALs: 226.5 points are the given total for both teams to reach with the Rockets going under and the Bulls are over.

Score Prediction: 114 – 110, Rockets