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Nuggets vs Rockets NBA Odds preview

The road team has won both prior meetings this season when the Nuggets play the Rockets and Houston bettors hope that trends continues on Sunday when the teams tip off at Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Rockets have seen them go 32-27 and 31-27-1 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 32-27 and 30-29 ATS. In totals betting, the Nuggets are 29-30, while the Rockets are 27-32.

View Houston vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Nuggets as 4-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 207.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Nuggets and the No. 17-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-101 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 8-rated squad against Houston's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 16 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 99.9 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

The Rockets were a 112-105 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Houston got 22 points from Goran Dragic but lost anyway 112-105 against the Suns on Friday at Toyota Center.

The Nuggets were a 103-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets endured a 103-97 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Andre Miller at STAPLES Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

 

A few Rockets at Nuggets trends to consider:
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Denver is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Denver, Monday, April 16
Denver at Houston, Monday, April 16

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