Saturday, January 29, 2022

Bulls vs. Rockets odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 20 predictions from proven computer model

The Chicago Bulls will take on the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m. ET Monday at United Center. The Bulls are 18-10 overall and 9-4 at home, while Houston is 10-20 overall and 3-13 on the road. These teams last played on Nov. 24 in which the Rockets prevailed 118-113 at home.

Chicago is favored by seven points in the latest Bulls vs. Rockets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 222.5. Before entering any Rockets vs. Bulls picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 10 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 46-23 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $1,900. Anyone following it has seen huge returns. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Bulls vs. Rockets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs. Bulls:

  • Bulls vs. Rockets spread: Bulls -7
  • Bulls vs. Rockets over-under: 222.5 points

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What you need to know about the Rockets

Houston beat the Detroit Pistons 116-107 this past Saturday. Power forward Christian Wood (21 points) was the top scorer for Houston and he was one of seven players in double-figures. The Rockets were very active on the defensive end and collected 15 steals which is a season high.

Houston will be without its starting backcourt on Monday as Kevin Porter Jr. (thigh) and Jalen Green (hamstring) are out, while Armoni Brooks (ankle) is questionable. No team excels at getting to the line as well as Houston, but no team also fares as poorly from the charity stripe as the Rockets. The team leads the NBA with 24.2 free throw attempts per game but ranks last with a 70.2 free throw percentage.

What you need to know about the Bulls

Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Chicago beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Sunday. Chicago’s small forward DeMar DeRozan did his thing and had 38 points and six assists. It was the Bulls’ first game following two postponements due to COVID and it was DeRozan’s first contest since Dec. 4.

Chicago has several players in the league’s health and safety protocols including Zach LaVine, Alize Johnson and Ayo Dosunmu. None are expected to suit up on Monday while Derrick Jones Jr. (hamstring) is a game-time decision. The Bulls are a high-quality 3P shooting team despite not being a high quantity one as they rank fifth in three-point percentage but rank just 29th in attempts.

How to make Rockets vs. Bulls picks

The model has simulated Bulls vs. Rockets 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Rockets vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Bulls vs. Rockets spread you need to jump on Monday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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