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Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets

Tonight’s Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets matchup offers some great online basketball betting options. The Rockets recently fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 121-116 and are subsequently looking for a bit of a rebound. The Nuggets on the other hand, are flying high after picking up the last 4 games consecutively. So what kind of turnout should bettors expect this Friday night? Let’s check on tonight’s NBA sportsbook betting odds to find out.

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets – Friday, February 1st        

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass

Online Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rockets +4½ (-110) 240 (-110)   +170
Nuggets -4½ (-110) 227 (-110) -200
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Houston Rockets       

The Rockets blast into tonight’s matchup sporting a 29-21 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the Southwest Division. But in the Western Conference, the Rockets have fallen to 6th overall. Considering how dominant they were in the conference last season, it’s safe to say that this season is not shaping up like Houston wanted. There has been some decline from Chris Paul’s contribution. Albeit, it seems that he’s dealing with some injuries as he’s listed as day-to-day at the present moment. On the other hand James Harden has been building an MVP case all season long. Although he couldn’t get the job done against New Orleans last night, Harden will be vying for a more dominant outing tonight. The Rockets have been very successful against Denver as of late, seeing as how they’re             9-1 in their last 10.

Players to Watch: James Harden (36.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 8.11 apg), Clint Capela (17.6 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Eric Gordon (16.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.0 apg).

Denver Nuggets       

The Nuggets tumble into this evening’s contest sporting a 35-15 record that ranks them 1st in the Northwest Division and 2nd overall in the conference. Although they had the No. 1 spot for a good deal of the season, Denver recently got usurped by Golden State. However, seeing as how they’re only a half game behind the Warriors, the Nuggets can certainly bridge that gap in the coming days. So which team has the statistical edge this evening? Offensively both sides are about even with Denver scoring 111.5 per game and Houston delivering 112.3 per matchup. However, the Nuggets get the edge on defense as they only give up 105.8 while Houston allots 110.9.

Players to Watch: Nikola Jokic (20.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 7.7 apg), Jamal Murray (18.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.9 apg), and Gary Harris (14.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.7 apg).

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 9 games
  • Denver is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • Denver is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets matchup? All things considered, taking Denver at home is your best bet. The odds are favoring them a bit straight up but there’s still plenty of value to be had in that line. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 116-112 Denver.

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