Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets 1/22/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets 1/22/2020 – The Houston Rockets have been struggling and is on a four-game skid heading to their next scheduled game this Wednesday, January 22 against the Denver Nuggets. This game will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston Texas at 8 pm Eastern Time. Television rights are granted to AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest while NBA League Pass subscribers can catch the game online. The Nuggets are seen by NBA Betting Lines Explained as the underdogs on this road game against the Rockets.
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets 1/22/2020
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets 1/22/2020 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
After a home game loss against the Indiana Pacers, Denver immediately bounced back against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In that match, Michael Porter Jr. is becoming more consistent and had a huge night finishing with 20 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. Jerami Grant stepped up in the played with 19 points and seven rebounds while Will Barton had 18 points. Nikola Jokic still dominated the boards with 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. This Nuggets team are looking like a new one with players stepping up and still continue the team’s winning ways. The Rockets is a team that likes to run and score quick and if they manage to dictate the tempo and doing more half court, Denver will have the advantage to take the win on the road.
Players to watch: N. Jokic C 43 GP 43 GS 31.5 MIN 19.4 PTS 2.3 OR 7.6 DR 10 REB 6.3 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 3.1 PF 2.4 AST/TO 24.48 PER
W. Barton SG 40 GP 40 GS 33.5 MIN 15.2 PTS 1.5 OR 5.2 DR 6.7 REB 3.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2.1 PF 2.7 AST/TO 16.44 PER
J. Grant PF 43 GP 10 GS 24.3 MIN 10.3 PTS 0.7 OR 2.7 DR 3.3 REB 1 AST 0.5 STL 0.7 BLK 0.8 TO 2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 12.97 PER
Houston Rockets Betting
The Rockets had a tough schedule with luck not on their side as they lost four straight and three at home. In their latest loss, the visiting OKC Thunder had them by five points. Russell Westbrook had achieved a record of scoring a triple-double for every NBA team, second to LeBron James but it was bittersweet with the loss. Westbrook had 32 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds but James Harden shot below 35% for this game at 9-of-29 to finish with 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists. He was also 1-for-17 from the three-point line. This team needs its role players to help Harden and Westbrook to become one of the elite teams in the league.
Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 41 GP 41 GS 37.3 MIN 36.9 PTS 1.1 OR 5.2 DR 6.3 REB 7.4 AST 1.6 STL 0.9 BLK 4.7 TO 3.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 30.1 PER
R. Westbrook PG 36 GP 36 GS 35.6 MIN 25.3 PTS 1.5 OR 6.4 DR 7.9 REB 7.3 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 4.3 TO 3.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.74 PER
C. Capela C 35 GP 35 GS 33.3 MIN 14.3 PTS 4.1 OR 10.1 DR 14.2 REB 1.2 AST 0.9 STL 1.7 BLK 1.6 TO 2.7 PF 0.8 AST/TO 21.09 PER
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets 1/22/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games.
Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Paul Millsap PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Houston
Austin Rivers SG Thumb is “?” Wednesday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
Even with the losing streak, Houston is expected to bounce back against the Nuggets according to Best Sports Book. Expect them to run to their two-headed dragon in Harden and Westbrook but they need players like Erick Gordon and Ben McLemore to be more threats in this game to seal the victory over the Nuggets.
Moneyline: Having the upper hand in this game, Rockets are to reach -362 on the ML while the Nuggets are at +305.
ATS: The Rockets are at -6.5 across the spread for this game while the Nuggets are on the other end with +6.5.
TOTALs: It is predicted for this game that the Nuggets and Rockets are to reach 226 points on the total. Denver is over while Houston are over.
Score Prediction: 115 – 108 Rockets