Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11/09/2019 NBA Odds and Previews
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Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11/09/2019 – The Houston Rockets (5-3) will be gunning for their third straight victory in their latest stop at the United Center. Superstar tandem James Harden and Russell Westbrook are expected to set the Windy City ablaze, as they face the Chicago Bulls (3-6). Coming off a resounding 129-112 win over the Golden State Warriors, the Rockets will come in with an NBA winning margin handicap of -6.5 points.
Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11/09/2019
Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11/09/2019 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
As long as Mike D’Antoni remains the team’s chief bench tactician, the Houston Rockets will continue to pour in big points game after game. But the biggest problem for Houston thus far is their defense that is allowing opponents to score 121 points per game. D’Antoni admitted that his team is playing below his expectation on that end of the floor, but he’s nevertheless confident they will pick it up as the season progresses.
Players to Watch: James Harden (36.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 8.1 APG), Russell Westbrook (20.7 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 8.7 APG), Clint Capela (13.5 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls have been a huge letdown through the first three weeks of the season. They were supposed to take another step this year, but their young guys – especially Lauri Markkanen – haven’t played consistent basketball yet. Zach Lavine voiced this issue out in a recent interview, saying he and Markkanen must provide everything the team wants from them in a day in and day out basis.
Players to Watch: Zach LaVine (20.4 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 4.0 APG), Lauri Markkanen (15.1 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.2 APG), Wendell Carter, Jr. (12.8 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 0.7 APG)
Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11/09/2019 Betting Numbers
Houston are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Chicago are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games.
Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks
The Rockets could be getting back another weapon on Saturday in former Sixth Man of the Year, Eric Gordon. The NBA winning margin underdogs Bulls, on the other hand, will miss Otto Porter’s two-way presence. Thankfully, second-year forward Chandler Hutchison is ready to fill in his spot.
Moneyline: the Rockets will take their third straight win but not before surviving a spirited challenge from the Bulls, who have been really competitive on their home floor.
ATS: the Bulls have a real shot at improving their ATS slate to 5-5. Again, they seem to play better at home. One example is how they pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to the limit, 118-112, in their last head-to-head game.
TOTALs: This game will go over the NBA over/under totals of 230 points. Add the Rockets’ explosive offense to the Bulls’ mediocre defense, and you’ll have a high-scoring NBA game.
Score Prediction: 130-125 Bulls