Rockets vs. Nuggets Prediction
Two of the top three teams record-wise in the Western Conference will meet tonight as the Houston Rockets play at the Denver Nuggets. Can Denver fend off the challenge as the slight favorites?
Friday, November 20, 2019
Pepsi Center at 9:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nuggets are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 223 points. As of Wednesday morning, 70 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Houston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Rockets win eighth straight
Houston picked up a 132-108 home victory Monday night over Portland to improve to 11-3 overall and 6-1 at home. The Rockets trailed by one after one quarter, but outscored the hosts 70-46 over the next two quarters to take full control. James Harden paced Houston with 36 points on 11-of-19 shooting including 5-of-10 from 3-point range plus 9-of-10 at the free throw line. He also registered six rebounds and five assists. Russell Westbrook racked up a triple-double of 28 points, 13 boards and 10 assists plus two steals. Clint Capela accounted for 22 points, 20 caroms and four blocked shots. P.J. Tucker had 13 points and two rebounds. Danuel House Jr. added 11 points, four boards and three assists.
Nuggets cruise past Grizzlies
Denver raced to a 131-114 win Sunday at Memphis to move to 9-3 overall and 5-1 on the road. After trailing 32-28 after one quarter, the Nuggets outscored the Grizzlies a combined 80-48 over the next two quarters. Jamal Murray paced Denver with 39 points on 14-of-24 shooting including 7-of-12 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched eight assists, four rebounds and three steals. Paul Millsap accounted for 23 points, five steals and three boards. Juan Hernangomez accounted for 15 points, three caroms and two assists off the bench. Jerami Grant added 12 points, five assists and four rebounds as a reserve.
NBA Betting Trends
The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last six games versus the Western Conference.
The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings. Denver is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home games.
The Rockets have been on a roll, but the thin air of Denver is a tough venue for any team and the Nuggets match up well at pretty much every position. Harden will likely get his, but look for the Nuggets to be very efficient offensively and get enough stops on the other end to take care of business.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS -2