Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets - 11/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (4-4) at Denver Nuggets (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets square off early Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Houston Rockets look for their third road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 102.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.9 points and 5.8 assists while Marcus Thornton is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Ty Lawson is dishing 5.6 assists and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are giving up 40.6 points to opponents bench. The Rockets don’t look like the same team from last year. The Rockets have won 10 of their last 15 regular season road games. Dwight Howard is questionable due to rest.
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The Denver Nuggets look for their third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Kenneth Faried is averaging 14.5 points and 9.9 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 6.3 assists and Will Barton is grabbing four rebounds. The Denver Nuggets have topped 100 points in four of their last five games and are shooting 33.5 percent from downtown. Gallinari has scored 25 points in two of his last three games. The Nuggets haven’t won three straight since mid-March. Joffrey Lauvergne is questionable with a back injury.
The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Are we really eating chalk with a Houston team that lost to the Nets at home? No thank you. I like what I've seen from the Nuggets so far and think they can hang if not win this game outright on its home court.