Nuggets at Rockets 3/20/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2017
Latest Odds : HOU -9 Total 237
It’s interesting the way the Nuggets have played their recent stretch, the offense has been kept for most of the season, but has lacked the defensive support to get the winning record. Now, the Nuggets are 7-3 in the last 10 games and have looked very solid. In a 33-36 season, the Nuggets can only hope for improvement to try and solidify a season that hasn’t been any good.
The Rockets, on the other hand, have been quite good as well, but the Rockets have been able to keep a consistent performance and catapult themselves to a 48-22 record this season. Moreover, the Rockets have been just great, with a 25-9 record at home. Even if it wasn’t enough, the Rockets have one of the best records against the spread at 40-30 this season. In the last 10 games, the Rockets have even kept positive numbers, with a 6-4 record.
The Rockets have been impressive in their offensive power scoring 115.3 points per game this season and only trailing the Warriors at 2nd place. The Rocket has been great defensively as well, allowing only 108.4 points per game. At home, the Rockets have been just as good, but better, scoring 117 points per game this season, and have kept the same defensive power as anywhere else.
The Nuggets, on the other hand, haven’t been as different scoring 111.1 points per game this season and are under the Rockets at 3rd place. Defensively the Nuggets have been improving slowly defending their rim with 110.8 points per game this season. As visitors, the Nuggets have been hit a little harder, scoring 107.6 points per game while allowing 110.8 points per game this season.
Recent Betting Trends:
Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Under is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 vs. NBA Southwest.
Free Betting Pick: Houston Rockets -9
Both teams have been high scoring teams and have scored plenty of points everywhere this season, without a doubt this game is will have a lot of action as the 2nd and 3rd best scoring teams will go head to head. Moreover, the Rockets will have the home court advantage and the defensive edge, so looks for the Rockets to take this game with ease. Final Score prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover ATS 123-110.