Houston Rockets (5-7) vs Denver Nuggets (9-4)Date : 11/13/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Pepsi Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets will welcome the Rockets to Pepsi Center they are coming off a lost against the Bucks losing their third game in a row while the Rockets are coming off a win against the Pacers. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
Houston Rockets 's Latest Performance :
The Rockets were able to take down the Pacers once again as they found themselves in the winning column after dropping two straight. Harden put on a show for the fans at home as he lights up the scoreboard with 40 points on the night to go along with nine assists, seven rebounds, and eight 3-pointers. It was great to see Harden having a scoring performance like this one after he has been struggling to start the season. Chris Paul chipped in with 26 points of his own he had gone scoreless in four halves over the previous four games it was a great bounce-back game for the two stars. Despite the win, all the attention has been towards Anthony after the game there have been reports that Carmelo has played his last game as a Rocket. It is pretty unfortunate to see the Rockets giving up on Anthony with only 10 games into the season. Rumors are that Melo’s a ball stopper, doesn’t play defense, thinks there’s an ‘I’ in a team and hasn’t won since he was in college. It will be interesting to see where he ends up because he can still provide quick offense off the bench when needed.
Denver Nuggets 's Latest Performance :
The Nuggets are hoping to bounce back against the Rockets after dropping their 3rd game in a row. Leading the way for Denver was Paul Millsap he scored a season-high 25 points on Sunday, making 6-of-14 FGs and 8-of-11 FTs with eight rebounds. It was great to see Millsap have a game like this one after dealing with various of injuries since last season hopefully he can be consistent. Nikola Jokic had 20 points it was a solid 20 points for the Joker but he was lit up by Brook Lopez who couldn’t miss from beyond the arch Lopez finished the game by hitting a career-high 8 treys. The Nuggets will have to do a better job of taking care of the ball against the Rockets. The turnovers and the mental lapses have been an unnerving common denominator over the Nuggets’ three-game losing streak, which also includes losses to Memphis and Brooklyn. The Nuggets will have to rely on Murray and Harris to have a great game against the Rockets.
How Houston Rockets & Denver Nuggets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Rockets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Against The Spread Selection: Houston Rockets
My reason for the pick :
The Rockets continue to dominate as they are starting to get back to their offensive groove after struggling earlier on in the year. After missing out on the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes the Rockets will have to find a way to make this roster as good as it was last year. The defense on this years’ team isn’t as great as last year the offense still remains the same. With Eric Gordon back in the rotation, the Rockets will have another weapon in the attack. For the Nuggets they have hit a slump after starting off the year tremendously they have taken a step back as in this game the Nuggets backcourt will be outplayed by Paul and Harden as the Nuggets will suffer their 4th loss in a row.
Betting trends for Houston Rockets :
- Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Denver Nuggets :
- Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.