Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 12/20/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, December 20, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Houston Rockets (10-20) are traveling to United Center on Monday where they will take on the Chicago Bulls (17-10).
The Rockets took the court against the Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 116-107 in their last game. Houston finished with a 49.5% field goal percentage (46 of 93) and converted 14 of their 38 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Rockets converted 10 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. With respect to rebounding, they earned 47 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 27 assists for this game while creating 6 turnovers and earning 15 steals. When discussing defending, Houston allowed their opponent to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 43 out of 93 shooting. Detroit recorded 42 assists and had 29 steals for the matchup. In addition, Detroit collected 27 rebounds (15 offensive, 12 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Detroit finished 68.8% at the charity stripe by burying 11 of their 16 attempts. They knocked down 10 out of their 36 tries from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Rockets walked away with 18 and the Pistons had 20 fouls.
Eric Gordon is one guy who played a role for this contest. Gordon went 63.6% from the field and also distributed 5 assists. He was on the court for 28 minutes and also totaled 1 board. He was able to score 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting.
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Houston will play this contest with a record of 10-20 for the season. They have an average of 106.4 pts per contest (20th in the league) while hitting 44.9% from the field. The Rockets are connecting on 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (385 of 1,128) and 70.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Houston is snagging 43.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 701 dimes this year, which is 15th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 17.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.7 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rockets are able to force 14.2 turnovers per game and they draw 22.5 fouls. They concede 33.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 28th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.9). The Rockets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.7% (1,224 of 2,681) and they relinquish 45.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 695 surrendered this season.
When they last played, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 118-92 when they faced the Heat. Concerning rebounding, Chicago allowed Miami to get 38 in all (12 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 44.2% from distance by hitting 19 of 43 and ended up shooting 7 out of 9 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Bulls allowed the Heat to convert 46 out of 93 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 49.5% in this matchup. In all, the Bulls finished shooting 31 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.3%. With respect to shots from distance, Chicago buried 17 out of 40 attempts (42.5%). They were able to knock down 13 of them for a percentage of 65.0%. The Heat had 8 fouls for the matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. The Bulls collected 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this contest.
Zach LaVine ended up having an impact for the Bulls in this contest. LaVine accumulated 33 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes for the game. He converted 11 of 20 for the matchup for a rate of 55.0%, and accounted for 7 rebounds.
Chicago has a record of 17-10 on the campaign. The Bulls have committed 18.4 personal fouls every game and they go 81.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.3 times per contest (16th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. Chicago has tallied 2,923 pts for the campaign (108.3 per contest) and they average 43.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulls are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 7th in the league.
The Chicago defense gives up 36.2% on 3-point shots (316 of 874) and their opponents are making 81.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 22.6 assists and 44.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 8th and 11th in the NBA. The Bulls are ranked 9th in the league in points allowed per game with 105.7. They have forced 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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