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Houston Rockets vs Bulls preview, odds, injury report, game time, TV

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets will look to continue their recent dominance over the Chicago Bulls with a trip to the United Center Saturday night.

James Harden and the Houston Rockets are looking to extend their winning streak to three when they visit Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. While Houston has sputtered a bit out of the gate, they’ve still found enough offense to win five of their eight games to start the season, including their last two.

The Chicago Bulls, meanwhile, have lost six of their first nine, winning only one of their three home games so far. Chicago is struggling to rebound the ball, securing just 42 per game and sitting at 29th in the league. They will need all hands on deck to help out on the glass as they face the league’s most potent offense.

The Rockets come into the game averaging 120.5 points per game but giving up 121.8. In order to continue to improve and rise up in the Western Conference, some adjustments will need to be made to their defense.

Regarding the series matchup between Chicago and Houston, the Rockets have been dominant as of late, winning the last six head-to-heads dating back to 2016-17.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know about Saturday’s matchup:

Houston Rockets odds against Bulls

Favorite: Rockets (-6.5)
Over/under: 235
Moneyline:  -265 Houston /+225 Chicago
Odds courtesy of The Action Network. Odds shown are current as of 12 pm E.T.

Time, Streaming options, Ticketing

Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls – 8 p.m. ET
United Center – Chicago, IL
Radio: 790 KBME & 740 KTRH / 850 KEYH & 101.7 F, WSCR-AM 670, Univision Chicago 1200 AM
Online Streaming: fuboTV, NBA League Pass
Tickets: StubHub

Injury Report

Houston Rockets (via Alykhan Bijani)

Questionable: Eric Gordon (Left Hamstring Soreness) *This is listed on the official report, however, The Athletic reporter Kelly Iko tweeted he will play.
Out: Gerald Green (Left Cuneiform Fracture), Nene (Left Adductor Strain)
G League Assignment: Gary Clark, Isaiah Hartenstein

Chicago Bulls (via Alykhan Bijani)
Out: Otto Porter (Sprained Left Foot)

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*Injury report will be updated here if and when available.