Nuggets visit Rockets in hoops battle
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Odds
The Nuggets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rockets in Houston at Toyota Center on Wednesday in NBA action.
The Rockets bring a 2-1 record (2-1 ATS) to the battle against the 1-3 Nuggets, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 2-1 so far and the Nuggets go 2-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Rockets installed as 2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 206.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Rockets, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nuggets, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-96 victory for the Rockets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 10-ranked offense (99.7 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 20 at 100.5 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 41.9% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.
Denver was a 109-97 winner in its last match at home against the Pistons. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 206 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Andre Iguodala scored 17 points leading the Nuggets to a 109-97 victory over Detroit at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.
Houston was a 95-85 loser in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rockets endured a 95-85 loss at the hands of the Trail Blazers on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from James Harden at Toyota Center.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Nuggets at Rockets trends to consider:
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Denver is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Houston
Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Denver home to Utah, Friday, November 9
Houston at Memphis, Friday, November 9