The Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls are going to square off in a Tuesday night NBA betting affair on December 25th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Tuesday.
NBA Predictions: Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls
Date: Tuesday, December 25th, 8:00 ET
Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -4
Rockets vs. Bulls NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
The Rockets and the Bulls are two totally different teams, which makes this Christmas Day NBA betting affair a difficult one to handicap. Houston is going to run up and down the court, while the Bulls are going to try to play the game in the half court and slow matters down quite a bit. The key is going to be on the glass. C Omer Asik, a former member of the Bulls, is going to be making his triumphant return to the United Center, and he is going to have to muscle it up with all of the bigs that the Bulls are going to bring to the table. Someone else, be it F Chandler Parsons, F Patrick Patterson, or some others, are going to have to put up respectable efforts on the glass, because Houston, in spite of its 105+ points per game average, doesn’t shoot the ball all that well. Yes, this team can fly, but it has middling numbers shooting from the field (12th in the NBA) and from 3-point range (12th in the NBA). Houston did win the first meeting of these teams, but it also made 22 free throws. The club survived in spite of the fact that it turned the ball over 23 times, and if it does that again, it is going to end up getting romped at the United Center.
Rockets @ Bulls NBA Pick: Chicago Bulls -4
Rockets @ Bulls Score Prediction: Bulls 107 – Rockets 94