In this high caliber Western battle between the second and third-best teams of the conference, the 3rd Denver Nuggets (9-3), are hosting the 2nd Houston Rockets (11-3), with both teams having won their last 2 and 8 games respectively and looking to extend those winning streaks tonight.
Date/Time: 11-20-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -2
Denver Nuggets have a 9-3 record (5-6-1 against the spread) so far this season and are sitting in the third place of the West. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Grizzlies with a 131-114 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jamal Murray with 19.2 ppg, adding 4.8 boards and 4.8 dimes per game. He is followed by Nikola Jokic with 16.4 ppg and team highs both in boards with 8.8 and in dimes made with 6 per game.
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Houston Rockets have a 11-3 record (7-7 against the spread) so far this season and are sitting in the second place of the West. They have eight consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Blazers with a 132-108 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by James Harden with 39.2 ppg, adding 5.7 boards and a team high 7.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 21.6 ppg, 7.1 dimes and 8.4 boards per game.
In their four meetings last season the Rockets led the Nuggets 3-1 wins and were 1-1 on the road. Nuggets are 4-2 at home, while the Rockets are 5-2 on the road. Rockets are better offensively, scoring 119.5 ppg to Nuggets’ 106.9, while Nuggets are better defensively, allowing 102.9 ppg to Rockets’ 113.7. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (44.2% to 44%), while Nuggets have a better 3-point percentage (36.1% to 34.1%). Nuggets are better both in dimes made (25.8 to 21.1) and in turnovers committed (12.6 to 14.9), while Rockets are better in boards grabbed (47.4 to 46.3). Bookmakers give the Nuggets a -2 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the red-hot guests in this one.
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Houston Rockets +2 (-106)
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