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(5-7) Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets (9-4)
Tuesday, November 13 finds the Houston Rockets meeting up vs. the Denver Nuggets as they enter the first full month of play in the 2018-19 regular season. The Rockets won their last game over the Pacers Sunday while the Nuggets lost to the Bucks pushing them into a three game losing skid.
Last season, the Rockets swept the Nuggets and are on a current seven game win streak over Denver. The hold the all-time record having bested the s in 97 of their 182 matches.
Controversy seems to be following the Rockets this season as they’ve had a rough start. The current story line is the team are considering waiving Carmelo Anthony. In the past two games Anthony wasn’t with the team and cited as being ill. But, Anthony’s representatives said this was untrue.
GM Daryl Morey tried to spin the situation stating the team is happy with the veteran who Houston long coveted. Although the Rockets won their first home game of the season Sunday they are still far from close to last season’s juggernaut. The Melo situation is surely going to be a hot topic this week.
As it was the win over the Pacers required 40 points from James Harden (plus 9 assists, 7 rebounds) and 26 points from Chris Paul along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Clint Capela (left knee contusion) is questionable for Tuesday match versus Nuggets. As noted above the situation with Anthony is uncertain as is his presence Tuesday. The other question marks are Gerald Green (right ankle sprain), Michael Carter-Williams (illness) who has missed the last three games.
Longer term hold outs are Nene (right calf strain) expected out three-to-four weeks and Brandon Knight (left knee surgery) with an uncertain return date.
After jumping out to early success the Nuggets have lost three games in a row to the Bucks, Nets and Grizzlies.
The loss to the Bucks was particularly tough given six players registered double digit scoring: Paul Millsap (25), Nikola Jokc (20), Trey Lyles (16), Gary Harris (15), Jamal Murray (14) and Malik Beasley (10).
Will Barton (right hip injury and core strain) expected to miss between five and six weeks. Jarred Vanderbilt (right foot surgery) has an unknown return date.
Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery) expected back in December. And, Michael Porter Jr. is (back surgery to repair a herniated disc) also has an unknown return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head contests
- Rockets are 7-3 in last 10 head to head games
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
Despite nabbing a must win at home the Rockets issues haven’t disappeared. Meanwhile, the Nuggets three game losing streak may be pointing to the team regressing back to the mean.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: odds not available as of posting, Nuggets get back on track
With Denver at home and a glut of talent combined Houston’s very real defensive issues it favors the Nuggets capturing the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nuggets 109 – Rockets 103
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