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Rockets vs Nuggets Betting Preview

Toyota Center features an NBA battle between the host Houston Rockets and the highest-scoring road team in the NBA, the Denver Nuggets.

And Houston backers know that they have handled the Nuggets team lately, going 4-1-1 ATS in six recent meetings. The betting action on Friday has not been set at press time, so check the Rockets Nuggets point spread shortly.

Supporters of the Nuggets have seen them go 19-17 and 21-15 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 21-15 and 20-16 ATS. In totals betting, the Rockets are 12-24, while the Nuggets are 18-18.

View Denver vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 13-rated Rockets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-100 win for the Nuggets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 9-ranked offense (96.9 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 28 at 101.1 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 103.6 points per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 104-95 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nuggets grabbed a 104-95 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Ty Lawson at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 104-83 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rockets were blown out by Utah on Wednesday, losing by a 104-83 final at EnergySolutions Arena in basketball betting action.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Utah are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

 

A few Nuggets at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Denver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Denver is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver at San Antonio, Sunday, March 4
Houston home to LA Clippers, Sunday, March 4

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