The Chicago Bulls (30-36) are eleventh in the Eastern Conference, 4-6 in their last ten, and are coming off a win against the Denver Nuggets (117-96) in their previous outing.
It was one of the most impressive wins for the Bulls, defeating the best team in the West. Zach LaVine led the scoring with 29 points along with Nikola Vucevic, who scored 25 points, including 15 rebounds. The key to their victory was to keep Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray to 18 and 11 points respectively. However, the win has not changed the current scenario for the Bulls as they are struggling to make it into the top eight but they must fight till the end for the play-in spot. They will now take on the Houston Rockets (15-51) next, who are last in the Western Conference and are currently on a two-game losing streak.
The Rockets faced defeat against the Indiana Pacers (134-125) in their last outing. Despite having multiple double-digit performances, the Rockets still fell short by 9 points. They are only 2-8 in their last ten and have a poor home record of 9-23. There is absolutely no chance for the Rockets to qualify for the playoffs.
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets: Match Details
Fixture: Chicago Bulls @ Houston Rockets
Date & Time: Saturday, March 11, 08:00 p.m ET
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets: Injury Report
Only a few injuries are being reported on both sides at the moment. Lonzo Ball is out for the season for the Bulls with a knee injury whereas Javonte Green is out until Mid-March due to a knee injury.
Kevin Porter Jr. is probable for tonight’s game with a thigh problem.
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets: Injury List
|Lonzo Ball||Chicago Bulls||Out||Knee|
|Javonte Green||Chicago Bulls||Out||Knee|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||Chicago Bulls||Probable||Thigh|
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets: Betting Odds
|Chicago Bulls||-300||-7.5 (-110)||O 224 (-110)|
|Houston Rockets||+240||+7.5 (-110)||U 224 (-110)|
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets: Starting 5s
Bulls: F DeMar DeRozan, F Alex Caruso, C Nikola Vucevic, G Zach LaVine, G Patrick Beverley
Rockets: F Jabari Smith Jr., F Kenyon Martin Jr., C Alperen Sengun, G Jalen Green, G Daishen Nix
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets: Betting Prediction
The two teams have already faced each other once this season when the Rockets came out on top 133-118. They are the second-worst-performing team in offense, averaging 110.3 ppg, and are also one of the worst defensive teams, conceding 118.5 ppg. The Bulls are comparatively doing much better, scoring 113.1 ppg while conceding 112.5 ppg. The Bulls are still fighting for a spot in the post-season and will come hard at the Rockets. Expect them to cover the spread tonight.