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#531 Houston Rockets -6.5 vs.
#532 Chicago Bulls 233.5
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:05pm EST
United Center, Chicago
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls

Where: United Center, Chicago, IL

When: Saturday, November 9, 8:00 PM. ET.

The Chicago Bulls will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

Rockets Going For Seventh Consecutive Win Over Bulls

The Rockets are coming off a win over the Golden State Warriors, which gave them their second win in a row after losing two straight games. They will be going for their third win in a row and seventh consecutive win over the Bulls when they play on Saturday.

Houston is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 120.5 points per game. The team is shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.

James Harden leads the way for the Rockets with 36.5 points, five rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 8.37 assists per game, while Clint Capela is averaging 13.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Houston has struggled on the defensive end, giving up 121.8 points per game, which is 29th in the league. The Rockets have played better in their last two games, holding opponents to 106 points per game, and will need to play with the same intensity if they want to pick up their seventh consecutive win over Chicago.

Bulls Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Bulls managed to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over the Atlanta Hawks in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going and pick up a win over the Rockets, which will snap their six-game losing streak to Houston and give them their second win in a row.

Chicago has struggled offensively, averaging 106.7 points per game, which is 22nd in the league. The team is shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from three-point range.

Zach LaVine leads the way for the Bulls with 20.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and four assists per game. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, while Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

The Bulls have played well defensively, holding opponents to 109.2 points per game, which is 12th in the league. They have also been inconsistent on defense, especially in the fourth quarter and will need to play hard for all four quarters if they want to beat the Rockets on Saturday.

Best Bets for this Game

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The Bulls haven’t played well offensively this season, averaging 106.7 points per game. When they do play well they have a tendency to go cold in the final quarter and let their opponents back in the game, which they did against the Los Angeles Lakers during the week. Their defense has been good for the most part as they hold opponents to 109.2 points per game, but they have also been inconsistent. Even though the Rockets are giving up 121.8 points per game, the Bulls will have a hard time keeping up offensively with the Rockets, who are averaging 120.5 points per game, making them the best bet here.

Prediction: Houston Rockets

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Bulls are averaging 106.7 points per game, but they will go over their season total against the Rockets, who are giving up 121.8 points per game. The Bulls have played well on defense, but they will struggle against Houston’s offense, which is averaging 120.5 points per game and dropped 129 points on the Golden State Warriors in their last game, making the over the best bet here.

Prediction: Over

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The Rockets will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Bulls in the first half of their last three games, averaging 57 points per game while the Bulls average 54.3 points per game.

Prediction: Houston Rockets

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The Bulls and Rockets are averaging 111.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.