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Rockets battle vs Nuggets highlights NBA odds

Denver NuggetsHouston Rockets
33-43April 06, 2014, 07:00 | Toyota Center50-25

The Rockets hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Sunday as the Nuggets pay a visit to Toyota Center in NBA betting action.

Houston will face the 33-43 Nuggets, who own a 35-40-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Rockets are 38-35-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nuggets are 37-39 favoring the OVER.View Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockets as -11.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 221, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Rockets - Nuggets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 22. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 101-95 win for the Rockets.

In their last action, Denver was a 100-92 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nuggets endured a 100-92 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Randy Foye at FedExForum.

Houston won its last outing, a 111-107 result against the Thunder on April 4. The Rockets covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 218 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Rockets got a 39-point performance from James Harden as Houston handed Oklahoma City a 111-107 defeat on Friday at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.09 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 9.35 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 11 with 8.46 per contest.

A few Nuggets at Rockets trends to consider:
Denver is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Denver is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games
Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Denver home to Houston, Wednesday, April 9th
Houston at Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 8th