The Denver Nuggets (8-1) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (5-3) on Sunday, November 12th. This game will be played at Toyota Center in Toyota Center and televised on Spac. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Nuggets vs Rockets
The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win
In the Nuggets’ most recent game against the Warriors, Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 35 points while going 14/25 from the field. As the Nuggets secured the victory with a final score of 108-105, Reggie Jackson also chipped in with 20 points.
Facing the Rockets today, the Nuggets look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 8-1. Currently, the team is 1st in the Western Conference as well as 1st in the Northwest division.
Presently, Denver boasts an ATS record of 5-4, which is above .500 against the spread. The Nuggets maintain an ATS record of 1-2 on the road, while they have a 4-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Rockets took down the Pelicans by a score of 104-101. Not only did the Rockets win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -2.5 point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 205 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 220.
Facing the Nuggets today, the Rockets look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 5-3. Across their eight games, the Rockets have recorded a 4-2 record when facing teams from the Western Conference and a 1-1 record in non-conference games.
Houston has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 5-3 against the spread. On the road, the Rockets have yet to cover the spread and are 5-1 at home vs. the spread.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Denver offense is the 9th ranked unit in the NBA, at 116 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. Although Denver has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 12.3 turnovers per game.
Rockets Offense Breakdown
Houston has recorded an average of 111.5 points per game (18th) throughout eight games games. Coming into today’s game, the Rockets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.8 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Houston offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 24th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Nuggets Team Defense
So far, the Nuggets’ defense is ranked 3rd in the league at 106.0 points per contest.
Opponents are hitting 51.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 32.6% of their three-point attempts.
Rockets Team Defense
Currently, the Rockets’ defense holds the 4th rank in the NBA, allowing 106.0 points per game.
The Rockets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Pelicans offense to just 40.9% shooting. Overall, they gave up 101 points to New Orleans.
Key Players For The Nuggets And Rockets
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Nikola Jokic will be the primary scorer for the Nuggets, with 24 points and going 10/16 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 29.1 points per game, in addition to 12.9 rebounds.
On the other side, Jalen Green is our projected leading scorer for the Rockets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 15 and grabbing 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 44.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 20.2 points per game.
Nuggets vs Rockets Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Denver has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 108 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- Although Houston has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 107 points per game in these games.
- The Rockets have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Denver has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 9-1 straight up.
Nuggets vs Rockets Prediction
We’re backing the Nuggets for a victory, with the projected score at 112-107. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Nuggets at -4.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 217.5 and our model has the Nuggets and Rockets finishing with a combined 219 points. Our pick is to take the over.
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