Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Houston Rockets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 1-5. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -10.5 as they average 105.8 points per game while giving up 116.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 2-6 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 109.9 points per game and surrender 118.4, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/02/18 SF James Ennis III Hamstring is upgraded to probable Friday vs Brooklyn
11/01/18 G James Harden Hamstring is doubtful Friday vs Brooklyn
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/25/18 F Bobby Portis Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/23/18 PG Kris Dunn Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out indefinitely
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is OUT 6-8 weeks
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Eric Gordon averages 14.0 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 31% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Zach Lavine averages 28.1 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jabari Parker averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.0 per game. The Rockets allow 116.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 19th in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Bulls are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Bulls surrender 118.4 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 48.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Rockets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Chicago is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Bulls are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +6
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