Rockets at Nuggets 2/1/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 4:39 AM ET

The Houston Rockets look to bounce back from a loss when they visit Mile High City on Friday to play the Denver Nuggets. The Rockets were defeated by the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday 121-116 even though five of the Pelicans top six scorers did not play. James Harden scored 37 points in the loss for Houston.

Denver was victorious in its most recent outing 105-99 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. The Nuggets were led by Nikola Jokic who posted his eighth triple-double this season scoring 20 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and handing out 10 assists. Denver has won fourth straight. James Harden leads the Rockets in scoring and assists with averages of 36.3 points and 8.1 assists per game. Clint Capela is the leading rebounder with an average of 12.6 per game, but is out injured. Kenneth Faried is averaging 9.8 rebounds per game. As a team, Houston is shooting 44.4% from the field and 34.5% from 3-point territory.

Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leads in assists with averages of 20.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.5 points per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 47.0% from the field and 35.4% from 3-point territory.

Although Houston has dominated this head-to-head, the Nuggets have played well of late with four straight wins outright. The Nuggets are led by big-man Nikola Jokic who leads the team in scoring, rebounding and assists. The Nuggets will continue playing well in this game. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win and cover ATS 116-108.

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