Nuggets vs. Rockets Prediction
Will the Denver Nuggets cover the point spread in Houston where they'll take on the Rockets at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Houston. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Rockets are 8.5-point home favorites to beat the Nuggets, who opened as 8.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 222.5 after hitting the board at 222.
Who Public Bettors Like: Houston. As of this writing, the majority of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockets to cover the spread. Meanwhile, over 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the under.
Who We Like: The underdog is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams while the road team is 4-1 against the number in the last five meetings.
The Nuggets, meanwhile, have covered four straight point spreads and are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. They're also 36-15-2 at the betting window in their last 53 games playing on three or more days of rest and are 5-1-2 against the number in their last eight road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.
On the other side, the Rockets have dropped seven of their last 10 home games at the betting window and are 0-5 against the number in their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record. They're also 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games coming off a road trip of seven or more days.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS +8.5