Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets - 1/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM (Pepsi Center)

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The Houston Rockets are on the road for a clash with the Denver Nuggets.  The Rockets are (28-16), coming off a 131-124 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Nuggets are (31-14), after upending the New Orleans Pelicans, 113-106.

In the Rockets win over the Timberwolves, Houston was led on offense by Russell Westbrook.  Westbrook had a tremendous game, recording 45 points, 6 rebounds, while passing out 10 helpers.  The Rockets shot 52% from the floor and 34% from 3-point range.  Houston was out worked on the boards, 52 to 34.  The Rockets won the game from the charity stripe, out scoring Minnesota, 26 to 17.

In the Nuggets win over the Pelicans, Denver was guided on offense by Nikola Jokic.  Jokic secured a double-double, registering 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists.  The Nuggets attempted an absurd 106 shots from the floor,  Denver connected on 38% from the floor and 32% from 3-point range.  The Nuggets were a perfect 20/20 from the foul line.  Denver recorded 24 offensive rebounds in the win.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Rockets are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.

Rockets are 2-4 Su in their last 6 games.

The under is 4-2 in Rockets last 6 games.

Nuggets are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Nuggets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games.

The under is 7-2 in Nuggets last 9 games.

The Rockets have the 2nd best scoring offense in the league, while the Nuggets have the 5th best scoring defense.  While the Rockets score a lot of points, Houston also gives up a lot of points.  The Rockets rank 22nd in scoring defense, allowing over 114 per contest.  I think the Nuggets will be able to do enough defensively, to stay in this game.  The Nuggets are 16-7 at home, while the Rockets are 13-9 on the road.  Final prediction, Nuggets will win at home.    

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