Houston Rockets vs Chicago Bulls NBA Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls (3-6, 4th in the Central Division) play the Houston Rockets (5-3, 2nd in the Southwest Division) at United Center on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Houston opens this game as 6 point favorites. The over/under is set at 230.
The Rockets are covering the spread 25.0% of the time, having gone 2-6-0 ATS. Chicago is covering 44.4% of the time, going 4-5-0 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/7/2019 Eric Gordon SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
10/21/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 15
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/6/2019 Jr SF Foot Game Time Decision
James Harden averages 36.5 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 8.1 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Zach Lavine averages 20.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 121.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 27.0 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Houston averages 120.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 109.2 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 50.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 19.0 per game. Chicago is 21st in the league with 106.7 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Bulls are 24th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Rockets are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 107.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 3rd in the league.
Chicago is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 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 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +6
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