Houston – Chicago
After a few not very good results lately , we’re back with a strong NBA play for tonight.
Houston is visiting the Bulls in Windy City tonight.
The Rockets average 102 ppg when playing away from home while the Bulls average 102 ppg when playing at home, both sides also on average give away 101 ppg and 102 ppg respectively. The Rockets have scored 90 or more pints in 8 of their last 10 matches at any venue as well as scoring 90 or more in their last 4 road matches. While the Bulls have been over 90 points in 8 of their last 10 matches at any venue.
Two nights after a 109-99 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston snapped a four-game road skid with a 127-111 victory at Memphis on Friday.
Kyle Lowry had a career-high 28 points with 12 assists, Kevin Martin also scored 28 and former Bull Brad Miller added 23 as the Rockets set season highs by making 16 3-pointers and shooting 59.5 percent. After shooting 35.8 percent during a 10-point loss at Dallas on Monday, Houston has made 54.9 percent of its shots over the last two contests.
Chicago (9-8) appeared to receive a boost when Boozer made his Chicago debut Wednesday against Orlando after missing the first month with a broken bone in his right hand. The centerpiece of the Bulls’ offseason rebuilding program, Boozer had five points and two rebounds in 21 minutes of the 107-78 home loss to the Magic.
The Rockets have been going great in their last couple of matches and now after wins against the Lakers and Grizzlies they turn out tonight against an up and down Bulls side who lost to the Celtics last night.
The Bulls are 5-2 when playing at home this season and are 3-4 ATS in those matches while the Rockets are 3-8 in road matches and 5-6 against the spread. Head to head and the Bulls have won the last 4 matches between these two sides while the Rockets had won the previous 6 straight against this Bulls side, However in only one of the Rockets last 9 matches played in Chicago have they lost by more then 5 points and the Rockets have also won 5 of the last 7 matches played in Chicago.
A few trends to consider:
Rockets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago.
Road team is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Rockets are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
Bulls are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Bulls are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Both sides played last night with the Bulls going down and the Rockets thrashing the Grizzlies, the Rockets are in better form so it would seem and Lowry, Martin and Scolia are all playing great, the Bulls have been up and down but a match at home should help them tonight, However I’m on the Rockets to cover for us tonight.
So tonight’s free NBA tip is :
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