Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Rockets vs Nuggets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Houston Rockets taking on the Denver Nuggets Monday December 14 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Houston Rockets (12-12) vs. Denver Nuggets (9-14)
Date: Monday December 14th
Time:9:00 PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets -200
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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A very well-documented slow start to the season meant the Houston Rockets needed to put a fair bit of work to get back to .500, but they’re finally there, and need a win in Colorado on Monday night when they visit the Denver Nuggets.
The Rockets make the trip to Denver having won seven of their previous nine games, and now they take on the bottom dwelling Nuggets, who themselves have played better football of late.
James Harden put up 30 points in the Rockets’ 126-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. Houston shot 52.2 percent from the floor in that one, hitting on 15 of 33 attempts from beyond the arc, all while limiting the Lakers to 40 percent shooting from the floor, and 10 of 32 shooting from beyond the arc.
That was the ninth consecutive game in which the Rockets scored over 100 points. In those nine games, the team is scoring 111.7 points per game, which has raised their average for the season up to 104.2.
The team got 55 points from its bench against the Lakers, including 18 from Marcus Thornton.
The Nuggets have back-to-back wins over the Rockets, including a 107-98 victory at Houston on Nov. 13. Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points to go along with 26 from Will Barton in that one, with the Rockets hitting on just 9 of 29 attempts from deep.
The Nuggets are coming off a 111-108 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. In that game, the Nuggets came back from an 18-point second half deficit, then moved ahead on a 3-pointer by Gallinari late in the overtime session.
Gallinari scored nine of his game-high 23 points after regulation.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The over is 5-1 in the Rockets’ last six games against an opponent with a winning percentage below .400.
- The over is 5-1 in the Rockets’ last six games following a win.
- The over is 10-4 in the Rockets’ last 14 games played on a Monday.
- The over is 23-11 in the Rockets’ last 34 games against Northwest Division opponents.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Rockets are scoring the basketball with regularity once again. Harden has put up 30 or more points in three of the team’s last four games. In his last five games against the Nuggets, he’s scoring 33.8 points per game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over 208.5
The Nuggets can score as well, hitting the century mark three times in their last four games. Gallinari has put up 50 points in his last two outings. Neither team will have any interest in slowing the pace of this contest, so don’t be surprised when these teams keep the scoreboard operator busy on this night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 112 – Nuggets 105
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