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Rockets Nuggets Betting Preview

Denver NuggetsHouston Rockets
4-4November 16, 2013, 08:00 | Toyota Center6-4

The Rockets will be trying to slam the Nuggets on Saturday when the teams tip off at Toyota Center in NBA betting action.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rockets are 4-5-1 ATS. Denver is 5-3 against the total, while Houston is 6-4 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Rockets sat as -9-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 211.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Rockets) and the No. 11 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-97 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

In their last action, Denver was a 117-113 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (230) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Denver got 19 points from Wilson Chandler en route to a 117-113 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Houston was a 109-106 winner on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New York was victimized by James Harden for 36 points as the Rockets defeated the Knicks 109-106 in NBA action on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 107.5 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 22 at 102.38 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 46.52% so far, more than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.47% per game.

Next up:
Denver at Oklahoma City, Monday, November 18th
Houston home to Boston, Tuesday, November 19th