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Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11/09/2019 NBA Odds and Previews

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Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11-09-2019 NBA Odds and Previews

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

When: November 9, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center
TV: NBCH
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls 11/09/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -6 (-110) 230 o (-110) -275

Chicago Bulls
+6 (-110) 230 u (-110) +230
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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

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Rockets are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Chicago.
Houston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Chicago.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Houston are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games this season.
Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Rockets are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games.
Bulls are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games against Houston.
Chicago are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games when playing at home against Houston.
Chicago are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games this season.
Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago’s last 18 games played in November.
Chicago are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Nene Hilario C Abdominal is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon SG Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Chicago Bulls
47-43-3 Against the Spread 35-45-2
43-46-4 Straight Up 37-43-2
113 Points per Game 104
108 Points Allowed per Game 113
43.62 Offensive FG% 43.35
78.01 Offensive FT% 70.89
32.98 Offensive 3PT% 33.23
47.73 Defensive FG% 46.42
75.27 Defensive FT% 75.33
40.27 Defensive 3PT% 34.27

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