Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Toyota Center)

DEN -1

TV: NBATV

The Denver Nuggets go to Houston, Texas, to take on the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Tuesday. The Nuggets are on a two-game winning streak, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies and the Sacramento Kings in the winning streak. The Nuggets have won four of their last five games. 

The Denver Nuggets are 23-9 on the season and are second in the Western Conference. With the injury to LeBron James at the moment, there is a chance that the Denver Nuggets could get a string of wins and go back to number one in the Western Conference like they were at the end of the season last year. 

The Houston Rockets are coming off of a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, who have been terrible this season. The Rockets still have won three of their last five games, but the other loss was to the Golden State Warriors who have been awful as well this season. 

The Houston Rockets are 22-11 on the season and are fourth in Western Conference. The Houston Rockets obviously are one of the best teams on offense, as they generate the second-most points per game in the NBA. However, the Rockets have done very well on defense as well, as the Rockets are eighth in the NBA, and with the combination of their offense and defense, they are one of the most dangerous teams in the NBA.

Denver is 12-16 ATS this season
Over is 13-19 for the Nuggets this season
Houston is 16-17 ATS this season
Over is 14-19 for the Rockets this season

The issue with this game is that the Denver Nuggets are the worst defensive team in the entire NBA at the moment. The Houston Rockets have the second-best offense, and I think that because of this, the Houston Rockets will win just based off being able to score at will. The Denver Nuggets are also dealing with a few injuries, including Gary Harris, which may hurt them in this game as well. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win 115 - 107. 
 

Joshua’s Pick Houston +1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.