Two playoff contenders hit the hardwood from the NBA on Thursday March 13th as the Houston Rockets will continue their road trip as they face the Chicago Bulls. The Rockets and Bulls will get things started from Chicago at 7PM Eastern Time and TNT will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NBA betting odds listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The wagering odds from this game has the road side Houston Rockets favored by -3 points with a total lined at 193 points. Bettors who play on the Houston Rockets on the money line will lay -135 odds with the money line return on a Chicago Bulls bet bringing back +115 odds.
This is a difficult matchup for the Chicago Bulls. They face a good offensive team in the Houston Rockets who have many weapons spread out all over the court. The Rockets can work the inside outside game with Dwight Howard in the middle and their good passing will find openings for good looks at the basket. Chicago is a good defensive team that can really smother teams that have limited offensive weapons. They can beat teams like Miami because the team can focus on Lebron and Wade and if the supporting cast don’t step up teams like the Heat are in trouble. We witnessed how San Antonio was able to exploit the Chicago Bulls. The Spurs are a team that passes very well and all five players on the court for San Antonio are scoring weapons. You can’t play help defense against good offensive teams because teams with five scorers will always have a guy open. The problem here with the Bulls is they can’t trade baskets with the Rockets. Chicago is not a good shooting team. They make just 43.1% from the field and that ranks 29th and second worst in all of the NBA. At 93.1 points scored per game for the Bulls they rank 30th and last in the league in scoring offense season to date. We have seen Houston dominate the Bulls in recent meetings with four straight wins with two of those wins coming in Chicago. They first met back on December 18th in Houston and it was the Rockets posting the 109-94 victory and laying -8 points and covering that big point spread.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Thursday we will play on the Houston Rockets -3 points at the sports books.