Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 4 (3/4): NBA

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 4 (3/4): NBA

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Odds
Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Rockets money line +700
Rockets spread +14 (-110)
Nuggets money line -1200
Nuggets spread -14 (-110)
Over / under 233

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Houston Rockets Denver Nuggets
Record 15-47 36-26
Road / home record 7-26 17-11
Streak L11 L1
Points per game 108.52 110.44
Points allowed per game 117.98 107.79
Rebounds per game 42.16 44.10
Rebounds allowed per game 45.63 42.79
Over / under record 35-26-1 34-28

 

Preview

The Houston Rockets travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets on Friday night. This is the 3rd time these teams face off this season, the Nuggets have the lead 2-0.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

HOUSTON ROCKETS

The Rockets have lost 11 games in a row and are only 7-26 on the road this season. Houston is also 7-31 against opponents over .500.

Wood is scoring 17.6 points per game with 10.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 16.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 44.3% over the last 10 games for Houston.

In their last 10 games the Rockets are 0-10, averaging 109.3 points, 39.5 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.3 points per game.

INJURIES: Wall is out. Schroder, Tate and Garuba are questionable.

DENVER NUGGETS 

After winning 6 straight game the Nuggets lost as -15 pts favorites against the Thunder. The Nuggets are 17-11 at home and are seventh in the Western Conference with 35.1 defensive rebounds per game led by Nikola Jokic averaging 11.0.

Jokic is averaging 25.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets. Bryn Forbes is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.

In their last 10 games the Nuggets are 8-2, averaging 118 points, 49.5 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games.

Houston are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Denver are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.

Denver are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.

Prediction

The Nuggets are playing good on both sides of the court, averaging 118 ppg and allowing 109.4 ppg in their last 10 games, they just had a bad game against the Thunder. The Rockets are losing by and average of 14 pts in their last 10 games but they have lost by an average of 11 on the road this season. Nuggets should win this one but these are a lot of points to cover. Give me the Rockets.

PICK: Rockets +14 (-110)

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