Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1/26/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1/26/2020 – The Houston Rockets will look to extend their winning streak to three games on Sunday as they take on the Denver Nuggets. Rockets opened in Las Vegas betting lines at just -1 across the spread but things could change in the coming hours as oddsmakers await the status of James Harden, who is listed questionable for tonight’s game with a thigh injury.
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1/26/2020
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1/26/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Rockets are finally on a winning streak after dropping four consecutive games. Russell Westbrook has been the star of the show for Houston, recording 28 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists in the win against the Nuggets and then pouring out 45 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves the next game.
Players to Watch: James Harden (36.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 7.3 APG)
Russell Westbrook (25.8 PPG, 8.1 RPG and 7.4 APG)
Eric Gordon (14.4 PPG, 2.0 RPG and 1.3 APG)
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Nuggets have been shaky in their last four games, bowing to the Rockets and Indiana and getting wins against Minnesota and New Orleans Pelicans. In their 113-106 win over the Pelicans, seven Nuggets players scored in double figures with Nikola Jokic leading the way with 27 points and 12 boards.
Players to Watch: Nikola Jokic (19.6 PPG, 10.0 RPG and 6.4 APG)
Will Barton (14.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, and 3.7 APG)
Gary Harris (10.9 PPG, 2.8 RPG and 2.2 APG)
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1/26/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 9 games.
James Harden SG Thigh injured last game, is “?” Sunday vs Denver
Paul Millsap PF Knee is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The Rockets won the last two of their three previous matchups this season with the Nuggets, including last Wednesday’s 121-105 win in Houston. This is the reason why despite Harden’s availability up in the air, the Rockets are still the slight NBA Moneyline and NBA spread favorites heading into the game.
Moneyline: Back the Nuggets at +100. Head coach Mike Malone has seen enough of the Rockets for him to devise a concrete plan against Westbrook and possibly Harden. Also, the Nuggets are 9-3 against Western Conference opponents at home this season.
ATS: Pick the Nuggets to cover the 1-point spread. By virtue of the victory, the Nuggets will cover the spread and get their 21st ATS win of the season.
TOTALs: Back the OVER at 227 points. The Nuggets allowed the Rockets to score 130 and 121 points in their last two matchups. Although Denver will still win this one, I think their defense will still concede a ton of points from Houston.
Score Prediction: 124 -120 Nuggets