The Rockets and Nuggets are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ALT. The Nuggets will host the game at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. The over/under for this game is set at 217 points, and the Nuggets are the home favorites against the Rockets in a Western conference matchup.
HOUSTON ROCKETS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Houston Rockets +6.5
This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, November 29th.
WHY BET THE HOUSTON ROCKETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-109 in favor of the Rockets.
- Our projections have Alperen Sengün finishing with Alperen Sengün points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 12 threes.
Does Houston Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Facing the Nuggets today, the Rockets look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 8-7. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 8th, and they are 2nd in the Southwest division.
Houston is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 11-4. Currently, the Rockets have a three game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 8-4 against the spread as underdogs.
In their most recent game, the Rockets’ offense tallied 115 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 110 points per game. The top scorer for the Rockets was Alperen Sengün with 31 points, while Dillon Brooks also chipped in with 16 points.
Currently, the Rockets’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 105.5 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Rockets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.5% and 31.8% from three-point territory.
Can the Nuggets Hold Strong at Home?
Coming into today’s game vs. the Rockets, the Nuggets are looking to build on their above .500 record of 12-6. Denver has been good at home so far, boasting a 8-0 record, in contrast to their 4-6 record on the road.
The Nuggets have successfully covered the spread in their last two games and hold an overall ATS record of 7-11. When playing on the road, the Nuggets hold an ATS record of 2-8 in contrast to a 5-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Nuggets’ offense wrapped up their last game with 113 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 113.1 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 28.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Michael Porter Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 16.9 heading into game.
In the current season, the Nuggets defense has excelled, sitting 7th in the NBA by allowing 108.9 points per game.
Denver’s defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.3 rejections per game.