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NBA betting line favors Rockets over Nuggets

Denver NuggetsHouston Rockets
April 16, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Odds

33-27TEAM RECORD32-28

The visiting Nuggets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Toyota Center against the Rockets.

The Rockets sport records of 32-28 and 31-28-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nuggets sit at 33-27 and 31-29 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 27-33 for the Rockets and 29-31 for the Nuggets.

View Denver vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Rockets sat as 4-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 208.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 17 and the Nuggets at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-101 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 16-rated squad against Denver's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 12 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 103.3 points per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

The Rockets were a 101-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston suffered a 101-86 loss against Denver on Sunday, getting 19 points from Luis Scola in a losing effort at Pepsi Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 8-2
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nuggets at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Denver
Houston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, April 18
Houston at Dallas, Wednesday, April 18