Denver was scorched by Luis Scola for 25 points as the Rockets defated the Nuggets 99-90 in NBA action on Monday.
Houston was an underdog by 7 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 210.5.
Houston got 20 points from Kyle Lowry and another 16 points from Chase Budinger. Kyle Lowry contributed 6 assists, while Jeff Adrien cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Nuggets got a 14-point performance from Danilo Gallinari, who was supported by 14 points from Rudy Fernandez. Ty Lawson had 7 assists in a losing cause for Denver, while Al Harrington grabbed 15 rebounds.
The Rockets hit the break leading 47-45 before taking care of business in the second half.
Denver had a 47-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Trail Blazers. The Nuggets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.