Rockets vs. Bulls Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Thursday, Mar 21

Dec 18, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (0) reacts after a defensive stop against the Philadelphia 76ers during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center.
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The Rockets and Chicago Bulls will matchup on Thursday, Mar 21. Tip-off for the game is 8:00 ET and will be shown on NBCS. Houston is favored by 4 points in this game, and the total is 219.5. Who do we think will come out on top? Keep reading for our top Rockets vs. Bulls predictions.

Rockets vs. Bulls Odds

  • Spread: Rockets -4
  • Total 219.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 21
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Toyota Center, Houston TX
  • TV: NBCS

Bulls Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Bulls have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Although Chicago has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-3. The team averaged 117 points per game in these games.
  • The last ten games that Chicago was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.

Rockets Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Rockets have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Rockets offense has averaged 112 points per game while allowing an average of 112. Houston posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Rockets have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Does Chicago Stand a Chance on the Road?

Chicago has won two straight games and are looking to make it three as they take on the Rockets. In their last game, the Bulls defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 110-107. The O/U line for that game was 213.5.

Today’s O/U line of 219.5 is lower than the average combined scoring total in Bulls games this season (225.6). Chicago has gone over the O/U line in each of their last four games.

Against the spread, the Bulls are 35-33 for the season and have gone 18-15 ATS on the road. As the underdog, they are 21-19 ATS compared to 14-14 as the favorite.

The Bulls are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-35. In the Central Division, they are in 4th place. In non-conference games, the Bulls are 16-13 and 18-22 against the East.

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls are 23rd in the league at 112 points per game. However, they are slightly better on the road, averaging 112.5 points per game compared to 111.5 at home.

Chicago’s offense has been more reliant on two-point shots this season, as they are 4th in the league in two-point attempts. Overall, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 20th in the NBA.

So far, the Bulls have made an average of 11.7 three-pointers per game, which is 25th in the league. They are shooting 35% from three, which is 20th.

Chicago’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.6 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Can the Rockets Lock in a Home Win?

In their last game against the Wizards, the Rockets won by a score of 137-114. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and Houston was favored by 10 points.

For the season, the Rockets have an O/U record of 31-37, and the over has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 219.5, and their games have averaged 226.1 points per game.

Houston’s ATS record for the season is 38-29, and they have covered the spread in their last four home games. As the favorite, they are 16-8 vs. the spread at home and 19-5 straight-up as the favorite.

After starting the season 10-24 on the road, the Rockets have won five straight games away from home. At home, their record is 23-11, and they have won two straight games at home.

The Rockets are currently the 11th seed in the Western Conference with a record of 33-35. In the Southwest Division, they are in 3rd place. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 22-19 and 11-16 against the East.

At home, the Rockets are averaging 115.7 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in scoring at 113.6 points per game. In terms of pace, Houston is 14th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 27th in the league at 35%. They are attempting 34.9 threes per game, which is 15th in the NBA. In terms of free throws, Houston is 7th in attempts and 9th in made free throws.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.6% of their games. In terms of two-point shooting, Houston is 24th in the league at 52%. Overall, they are 26th in field goal percentage.

So far, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 112.5 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Rockets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.5% from downtown.

Rockets vs. Bulls Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Jalen Green and his points prop of 23.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -120 while the under is at -110. Our projections have Jalen Green finishing with a stat line of 21 points, 5 and 4 assists. As for his points prop, we like the under at 23.5.

  • The Prop: Jalen Green Under 23.5 Points (-110)

Rockets vs. Bulls Predictions

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4, the Bulls is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 219.5 and given that our model is projecting 215 points between the teams, we like the under.

The Pick: Bulls +4 | at Fanduel Sportsbook