NBA odds preview - Rockets vs. Nuggets
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Odds
The Rockets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Nuggets in Denver at Pepsi Center on Wednesday in NBA action.
Denver battles the Rockets, currently with a 25-22 mark (24-22-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 26-20 for the Nuggets and 25-22 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nuggets as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 218, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Rockets taking on the No. 7-rated Nuggets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 106-105 win for the Nuggets on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 1-rated squad against Houston's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 22 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.2 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Houston was a 125-80 winner on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Houston cruised to victory on Monday, running Utah out of the gym and running up a 125-80 score at EnergySolutions Arena.
In their last action, Denver was a 102-101 winner at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Danilo Gallinari went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds leading Denver over Indiana, 102-101, on Monday at Pepsi Center.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Utah are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Rockets at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games at home
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games
Houston home to Charlotte, Saturday, February 2
Denver home to New Orleans, Friday, February 1