Looking to win big? The Nuggets and Rockets face off at 7:00 ET on Spac. The Rockets are hosting the game at Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The Nuggets are favored in this Western conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 217.5 points.
DENVER NUGGETS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Denver Nuggets -4
This game will be played at Toyota Center at 7:00 ET on Sunday, November 12th.
WHY BET THE DENVER NUGGETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-107 in favor of the Nuggets.
- Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Nuggets Defense Show Up in Houston?
Coming into today’s game vs. the Rockets, the Nuggets are looking to build on their above .500 record of 8-1. Across their nine games, the Nuggets have recorded a 7-1 record when facing teams from the Western Conference and a 1-0 record in non-conference games.
In terms of the spread, Denver currently holds an ATS record of 5-4, which is above .500. On the road, the Nuggets have an ATS record of 1-2, as opposed to a 4-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
In their most recent game, the Nuggets’ offense concluded with only 108 points against the Warriors. Throughout the game, they made 11/35 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 44.6%. Nikola Jokic was the leading scorer for the Nuggets, putting up 35 points. In addition, Reggie Jackson contributed 20 points.
So far this season, the Nuggets defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA at 106.0 points allowed per contest.
In the terms of takeaways, Nuggets are causing 12.3 turnovers per game, ranking 3rd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6.4 blocked shots each game.
Will Houston Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Rockets is focused on adding to their five game winning streak, with an overall record of 5-3. So far, the Rockets have gone 4-2 when playing against Western Conference teams and 1-1 in non-conference contests.
Houston is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 5-3. The Rockets have not succeeded in covering the spread on the road, while they hold 5-1 at home against the spread.
Compared to their season average of 111.5 points per game, the Rockets struggled in their previous game. Against the Pelicans, the Rockets scored 104 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.9%. Offensively, the Rockets have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 11th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 7th in percentage and 14th in three-pointers made.
Coming into the game, the Rockets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 4th in the league at 106.0 points per game allowed.
In the terms of takeaways, Rockets are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 6th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 29th in rejections, averaging 3.2 blocked shots each game.