Rockets vs. Bulls Prediction
The Houston Rockets go on the road to play at the Chicago Bulls tonight. Is a high-scoring game that will fly over the total in the cards?
Saturday, November 9, 2019
United Center at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 233 points. As of Saturday morning, 69 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Houston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Rockets race past Warriors
Houston rolled to a 129-112 victory Wednesday night at home over Golden State to improve to 5-3 overall and 3-1 at home. The Rockets led 63-52 at halftime en route to the win. James Harden paced Houston with 36 points on 10-of-23 shooting including 6-of-16 from 3-point range plus 10-of 13 at the free throw line. He also accumulated 13 assists, four rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots. P.J. Tucker had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Clint Capela had 19 points, 16 rebounds, six blocked shots and two assists. Russell Westbrook tallied 18 points, eight boards, six assists and two steals. Danuel House Jr. accounted for 17 points and six caroms. Austin Rivers added 12 points, three rebounds and three assists off the bench.
Bulls blast Hawks
Chicago cruised to a 113-93 victory Wednesday night at Atlanta to improve to 3-6 overall and 2-4 on the road. The Bulls led 33-19 after one quarter and kept control throughout. Tomas Satoransky led Chicago with 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched eight assists and seven rebounds. Lauri Markkanen had 17 points, five boards, four assists and three blocked shots. Otto Porter Jr. had 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kris Dunn accounted for 13 points, five steals and three boards off the bench. Zach LaVine had 10 points, eight caroms, four assists, two steals and two blocks. Coby White added 10 points, three assists and two rebounds as a reserve.
NBA Betting Trends
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Houston is 2-7 ATS in its last nine games overall.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games versus the Southwest Division. Chicago is 0-4 ATS in its last four Saturday games.
The Rockets have been a bit inconsistent this season, but do face an inferior opponent today in the Bulls. Houston might be getting more comfortable with the Harden-Westbrook duo and that could lead to a blowout win here. But I'd rather bank on the fact that neither team plays particularly good defense and like a fast pace, so I'm going to go with the over in this spot.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS/CHICAGO BULLS OVER 133