Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets - 12/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (12-12) at Denver Nuggets
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +4 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets square off Monday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Houston Rockets look for a nice road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29.1 points and 6.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13 points and 12.2 rebounds. Ty Lawson is dishing 4.4 assists and Clint Capela is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 road games.
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The Denver Nuggets need another win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 96.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 14.3 points and two assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing nine rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last six home games. Darrell Arthur and Emmanuel Mudiay are questionable.
The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Nuggets have a banged up point guard and don't shoot well enough as a team to keep up with a Rockets team that's starting to find a groove with Harden heating up. I like Houston to get above .500 by winning and covering the reasonable number.