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Rockets vs. Bulls odds: 2019 NBA picks, predictions for Nov. 9 from proven computer simulation

The Houston Rockets will take on the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at the United Center. Chicago is 3-6 overall and 1-2 at home, while Houston is 5-3 overall and 2-2 on the road. Houston, 2-6 against the spread this season, is ranked first in the Southwest Division. Chicago, 4-5 against the spread this year, is ranked fifth in the Central Division. Houston is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Bulls vs. Rockets odds, while the over-under is set at 234. Before entering any Rockets vs. Bulls picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

This model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and anyone who followed it last season saw massive returns. In fact, the model finished 300-252 on all its top-rated NBA picks. On top-rated NBA picks against the spread and on the money line alone, the model returned a whopping $4,280. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has simulated Rockets vs. Bulls 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Everything went Chicago’s way against Atlanta on Wednesday as the Bulls claimed the 113-93 victory. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Bulls had established a 91-65 advantage. Zach LaVine (20.4 ppg) leads Chicago in scoring thus far, with Lauri Markkanen (6.4 rpg) leading the way on the boards. Chicago will be without forward Otto Porter Jr. (11.2 ppg) on Saturday, however, as he deals with a sprained foot. 

Meanwhile, Houston is coming off a dominant 129-112 win over the Golden State Warriors to move to 5-3 on the season. The Rockets are still adjusting to their new-look lineup with James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but thus far Harden has been the primary scorer with 36.5 points per game, while Westbrook is averaging 20.7. Guard Eric Gordon (10.3 ppg) is listed as questionable for this matchup with with a hamstring injury. 

A pair of stars to consider in this matchup: Chicago is stumbling into the contest with the second-fewest rebounds per game in the league, having accrued only 42 on average. The Rockets, meanwhile rank second in the league when it comes to points per game, with 120.5 on average. 

So who wins Rockets vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread is hitting almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread to back on Saturday, all from the advanced model that has crushed its NBA picks.