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2019 NBA Handicapping
(11-3) Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets (9-3)
Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets +112 | Nuggets -124
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets +2 | Nuggets -2
NBA Betting Total: 223
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Wednesday, November 20, finds Western Conference foes the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets tipping off. This is the first meeting between the squads this season.
Last season, the squads played four times with Houston taking three of the four games. The Rockets hold the all-time record having bested the Nuggets in 100 of their 186 matches.
The Rockets enter the match on an eight-game win streak. The big news is the dominance of James Harden during the winning streak where he is averaging 42.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.1 steals
Harden is hoisting an incredible 15.1 perimeter attempts during the win streak but is connecting on 6.4 for 42.1% efficiency. In their most recent victory over the Blazers, Harden led the way with 36 points, five assists, and six rebounds.
His co-star Russell Westbrook delivered his third triple-double of the season with 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. It was Westbrook’s 141st career triple-double.
Clint Capela posted a monster double-double of 22 points and 20 rebounds. P.J. Tucker (13) and Danuel House (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Eric Gordon underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery which will keep him out of the lineup for up to eight weeks with a potential return date of late December.
Gerald Green is expected to be out six months (or a late May return) following surgery to repair a left cuneiform fracture in his foot. Nene remains out with a groin injury with no definitive return date.
Although the Rockets possess the longer win streak the Nuggets have won six of their last seven games.
In the win over the Grizzlies on Sunday, Jamal Murray had a breakout game netting a season-best 39 points to lead his team. Murray’s performance included seven triples as well as eight assists and four rebounds.
Paul Millsap has strung together some of his best efforts recently leading the team on defense and also contributing offensively. He trailed only Murray in scoring on Sunday with 23 points.
Juan Hernangomez scored 15 points and while Jerami Grant added 12 points as the only other double-figure scorers in the game.
Murray leads the team in scoring (19.2 points), Nikola Jokic leads in rebounds (8.8) and assists (6.0) while Paul Millsap tops the leaderboard for field goal percent (48.2) and Gary Harris leads for steals per game (1.3).
The Nuggets have no players listed on the injured list and no players anticipated to be rested for this match.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Rockets are 9-1 in last 10 head to head
- The Rockets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- Under is 8-1 in the Rockets last 9 games as an underdog.
- Under is 27-10 in the Nuggets last 37 games as a favorite.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
The Rockets own a road record of 5-2 but Denver has lost only one game at the Pepsi Center. Although the Nuggets hold the better defensive ranking at 6th (the Rockets rank 16th) Houston has been the best defensive team through the last five games.
As per John Schuhmann of NBA.com the improvement of the Rockets perimeter defense has been the key over the winning streak as they lowered teams to 27 percent from behind the arc versus 43 percent prior to the win streak.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
I still like the Nuggets to get the win because the Rockets are due for a loss and the Nuggets will be dialed in to get the statement win.
NBA Free Prediction: Nuggets 112 – Rockets 109
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