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Rockets visit Nuggets in NBA clash

Houston RocketsDenver Nuggets
Feb 6, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD15-9

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

The Nuggets sit at 15-9 (15-9 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 13-11 (13-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Denver is 13-11 OU, and Houston is 9-15 OU.

View Houston vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nuggets in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 208.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-101 victory for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 1-ranked offense (104.6 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 21 at 96.5 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 48% from the field per game, more than the Rockets have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.7 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 100-91 loser on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Rockets endured a 100-91 loss at the hands of the Timberwolves on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Luis Scola at Target Center.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 117-97 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 214 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Denver was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Portland and falling 117-97 at Rose Garden.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rockets at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Houston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games

Next up:
Houston at Portland, Wednesday, February 8
Denver home to Dallas, Wednesday, February 8