Through 3 Quarters
Down nine at the end of last quarter, the Houston Rockets have now snagged the lead. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Chicago Bulls 90-82.
The Rockets haven’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer. Another thing to keep an eye out for is Christian Wood’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Chicago has been led by point guard Lonzo Ball, who so far has shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and has recorded 17 points, four dimes and five boards.
Chicago @ Houston
Current Records: Chicago 12-6; Houston 1-16
What to Know
After four games on the road, the Houston Rockets are heading back home. They will take on the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Toyota Center. Neither Houston nor Chicago could muster much offensive firepower in their last games, so look to the defense to decide this one.
It looks like the Rockets got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They took a hard 108-90 fall against the Boston Celtics on Monday. Houston was down 86-63 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The top scorer for Houston was point guard Armoni Brooks (17 points).
As for Chicago, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were completely outmatched by the Indiana Pacers at home and fell 109-77. The Bulls were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 67-46. Small forward DeMar DeRozan (18 points) and shooting guard Zach LaVine (17 points) were the top scorers for Chicago.
The Rockets are expected to lose this next one by 9.5. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in five of their six home games.
Houston suffered a grim 120-100 defeat to Chicago when the two teams previously met in February. Can Houston avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We’ll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Toyota Center — Houston, Texas
- TV: ATTSN Southwest
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $38.00
The Bulls are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulls as an 8.5-point favorite.
Houston have won seven out of their last 11 games against Chicago.
- Feb 22, 2021 – Chicago 120 vs. Houston 100
- Jan 18, 2021 – Chicago 125 vs. Houston 120
- Nov 09, 2019 – Houston 117 vs. Chicago 94
- Dec 01, 2018 – Houston 121 vs. Chicago 105
- Nov 03, 2018 – Houston 96 vs. Chicago 88
- Mar 27, 2018 – Houston 118 vs. Chicago 86
- Jan 08, 2018 – Houston 116 vs. Chicago 107
- Mar 10, 2017 – Houston 115 vs. Chicago 94
- Feb 03, 2017 – Houston 121 vs. Chicago 117
- Mar 31, 2016 – Chicago 103 vs. Houston 100
- Mar 05, 2016 – Chicago 108 vs. Houston 100
Injury Report for Houston
- John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)
Injury Report for Chicago
- Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)