Rockets vs Bulls: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 18, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 18, 2021

The Houston Rockets (4-7) are against the Chicago Bulls (5-8) on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup airs on NBCS-CHI.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 18, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 18

Rockets:
Sterling Brown: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),
Danuel House Jr.: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Eric Gordon: Day To Day (Leg),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
DeMarcus Cousins: Day To Day (Ankle),
Brodric Thomas: Day To Day (Ankle),
John Wall: Out (Knee)

Bulls:
Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Chandler Hutchison: Day To Day (Self Isolating),
Tomas Satoransky: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Rockets and Bulls Records ATS

  • Houston is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 4-7
  • When favored by at least 1 point, the Rockets are 2-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Houston and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 27.3% of its games this season (3/11).
  • Chicago has a 9-4 record ATS this season.
  • The Bulls only hold a 0-1 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 1-point underdog.
  • Eight of Chicago’s 13 games (61.5%) this season have gone over the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Rockets got a team-high 42 points out of James Harden on the way to a 117-94 victory over Chandler Hutchison (13 points) and the Bulls in their last matchup on November 9, 2019. The Rockets were 6.5-point favorites in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams scored 211 total points to fall short of the 233.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/9/2019 Rockets Bulls -6.5 233.5 -279 225 Regular Season 117-94 HOU
12/1/2018 Rockets Regular Season 121-105 HOU
11/3/2018 Bulls Regular Season 96-88 HOU
3/27/2018 Rockets Regular Season 118-86 HOU
1/8/2018 Bulls Regular Season 116-107 HOU
3/10/2017 Bulls Regular Season 115-94 HOU
2/3/2017 Rockets Regular Season 121-117 HOU
3/31/2016 Rockets Regular Season 103-100 CHI
3/5/2016 Bulls Regular Season 108-100 CHI
2/4/2015 Rockets Regular Season 101-90 HOU

Scoring Trends

  • The Rockets are the league’s 20th-highest scoring team (109.3 PPG), while the Bulls allow the 28th-fewest points per game (120) in NBA play.
  • The Rockets have a negative point differential on the season (-25 total points, -2.2 per game), as do the Bulls (-41 total points, -3.2 per game).

Rockets Leaders

  • The Rockets points and rebounds leader is Christian Wood. He contributes 23.2 points per game and adds 10.9 rebounds.
  • Wood’s points prop total for the contest is set at 16.5, 6.7 points lower than his season average of 23.2.
  • Houston’s assists leader is John Wall, who averages 5.1 per game.
  • Wall’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 29.5, 1.1 higher than his season average of 28.4.
  • The Rockets are led by Ben McLemore from long distance. He makes 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • McLemore’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 1.5 shots lower than his season average of 3.0.
  • Victor Oladipo leads the team with 1.8 steals per game. Wood collects 1.9 blocks an outing to pace Houston.
  • Wood’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 1.9.

Bulls Leaders

  • Zach LaVine owns the Bulls top spot in scoring with 26.9 points per game and also tacks on 4.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per contest.
  • LaVine’s points prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 1.4 points lower than his season average of 26.9.
  • The Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists are Wendell Carter Jr. (8.0 rebounds per game) and Coby White (6.1 assists per game).
  • White’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 5.2 lower than his season average of 27.7.
  • LaVine makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulls, averaging 3.4 treys per game.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than LaVine (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Gafford (1.2 per game).
  • Gafford’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.7 blocks lower than his season average of 1.2.

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