The Chicago Bulls travel to Texas this Wednesday night, November 21 for a betting matchup against the Houston Rockets that will take place at the Toyota Center, with tip off scheduled for 8:00 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers are have listed the line on this game at a pick ‘em, while posting the over/under total at 192 1/2 points.
The Bulls are currently in second place in the Central Division with five wins and five losses after ten games played so far this season. They have lost two straight matchups and have covered the point spread in two of their four games played on the road this season. One thing to keep an eye on is if the line moves in favor of the Rockets before tip off. The reason for this is the Bulls are 0-3 against the spread as an underdog this season.
The Rockets have produced four wins compared to seven losses so far this season and as a result sit in next to last place in the Southwest Division. They have lost three straight overall and own a 2-3 against the spread record after five games played at home. They surrender 100.9 points a night, which ranks 27th in the league.
The Bulls are a stellar 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games played on a Wednesday, but just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played overall.
They have kept the final score under the posted total in 15 of their last 22 games overall.
The Rockets have covered four straight games when playing teams in the Eastern Conference, but are just 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games played at home.
They have gone over the posted total in five of their last six games when playing a team in the Central Division.
We all know Chicago is a defensive minded team, but I expect more than usual scoring from both these teams tonight. Make a play to go over the posted total of 192 1/2 points.
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