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Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1/26/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1-26-2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

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

When: January 26, 2020 3:30 PM ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 1/26/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -1 (-108) 227 o (-110) -120

Denver Nuggets
+1 (-108) 227 u (-110) +100
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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

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Houston are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against Denver.
Rockets are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games against Denver.
Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Houston are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Houston are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games played in January.

Denver Nuggets

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Denver’s last 9 games.
Denver are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Denver are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games at home.
Nuggets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston.
Denver are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Denver are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

James Harden SG Thigh injured last game, is “?” Sunday vs Denver

Denver Nuggets

Paul Millsap PF Knee is out indefinitely
Mason Plumlee C Foot is OUT 2-4 weeks
Jamal Murray PG Ankle is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Denver Nuggets
22-22 Against the Spread 18-21
19-25 Straight Up 18-27
118 Points per Game 109
114 Points Allowed per Game 105
45.29 Offensive FG% 46.29
78.16 Offensive FT% 76.75
34.61 Offensive 3PT% 34.63
45.56 Defensive FG% 45.42
75.58 Defensive FT% 76.23
34.59 Defensive 3PT% 33.38

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