The 2023-24 NBA season continues to roll right along, and there is a loaded slate of games set to take place on Wednesday night. One of the best games of the day will feature the Houston Rockets visiting the Chicago Bulls.
Houston is coming into this game with an overall record of 18-17 this season, and they are currently in a good position in the Western Conference. The Rockets have gone just 1-2 in the last three games, and they have faced a difficult schedule.
The Chicago Bulls got off to a miserable start this season, but they have started to get things turned around in a big way. Chicago has won two straight games, and they have been able to get their record up to 17-21 on the year.
The Chicago Bulls are slim 2.5-point betting favorites over the Houston Rockets in this big NBA game on Wednesday night.
Young Rockets Looking to Run
The Houston Rockets are coming into this game averaging 112.5 points per game, and they have been getting the job done in a number of different ways. Center Alperen Sengun is leading the way with 21.5 points per game, but this team is loaded with perimeter weapons.
Guard Fred VanVleet has brought some stability to this team, and he is also scoring over 17 points per game. Houston is dealing with some injuries ahead of this matchup, and that will hurt their offensive production.
The Rockets have had a tough time getting stops all season long, and that is going to be the test for a really young team.
Bulls Coming Up Clutch
The Chicago Bulls have played in a ton of close games of late, and they have been finding a way to make the big shots. Chicago is scoring just 109.4 points per game, but they were not a good offensive team at all to begin the year.
DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with over 22 points per game, and he tends to take most of the clutch shots in the fourth quarter. Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic are now back in the lineup, and that makes them even harder to beat.
Head coach Billy Donovan is always focused on the defensive end of the floor, and he is going to have this team ready to roll on Wednesday night.
Bulls Blast the Rockets
This Houston Rockets team has a ton of talent, but they are also dealing with some serious injuries ahead of this game. Houston still has to find a way to become a better defensive team, and that lack of defense is going to end up costing them in this game.
The return of Zach Lavine has been a great thing for this team, and the Bulls continue to be a team that can put points on the board. Chicago also has the ability to be a solid defensive team, and that is going to be a major key in this matchup that will allow them to take control.
Bet the Chicago Bulls -2.5 over the Houston Rockets as the home team is going to stay red-hot and take control of this game at the United Center.