Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction from Larry Ness: January 8th 2018

| January 8, 2018

Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls
NBA Betting Prediction: Houston -5 (January 8th 2018)

The 27-11 Houston Rockets are in Chicago to take on the 14-26 Bulls and for a number of different reasons, I think this one favors the visitors.

Houston will be hungry to break a two game slide, most recently losing 108-101 in Detroit. It was a rare “off night” for the Rockets’ sharp-shooters, as Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza combined to go just 2 of 9 from range.

Chicago hung on for a 127-124 win over Dallas and then had a predictable letdown the following night in a 125-86 setback to Indiana in its most recent action.

Neither team is playing particularly well right now, but as mentioned off the top, I think after the back-to-back losses that the Rockets are the “hungrier” team. I’ll also point out that Houston is in fact 10-6 ATS this year after a non-conference game, while Chicago is just 1-2 ATS in its last three after allowing 115 points or more in its previous outing.

I think the Bulls have a hard time defending this focused Rockets squad. Houston is definitely worth a second look in this matchup.

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