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 BullsThe 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 WinThe 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.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Houston is:
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 day’s rest.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Chicago is:
- 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.