The Houston Rockets will take on the Denver Nuggets at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday at Ball Arena. Denver is 4-4 overall and 2-1 at home, while the Rockets are 1-7 overall and 0-5 on the road. The Nuggets are 3-5 against the spread. Despite having just one straight-up win, the Rockets are .500 (4-4) against the spread.
Denver is favored by 10.5 points in the latest Nuggets vs. Rockets odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is set at 217. Before entering any Rockets vs. Nuggets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Nuggets vs. Rockets spread: Nuggets -10.5Nuggets vs. Rockets over-under: 217 points
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What you need to know about the Nuggets
Denver fell 108-106 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Center Nikola Jokic put forth a good effort for the losing side as he posted a double-double on 34 points and 11 boards along with five assists. Jokic leads the team with 25.1 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.
He needs more help, however, since the next leading scorer is Will Barton (15.3 ppg). No other player is averaging more than 13 points per game as Jamal Murray (knee) remains out until at least the spring. Denver’s strength has been on the defensive end where the Nuggets are giving up just 99.4 points per game, which is tied for the second-best mark in the NBA.
What you need to know about the Rockets
The Rockets have been rebuilding since trading away Russell Westbrook and James Harden last year. Kevin Porter Jr. (13.3 ppg) and Jalen Green (14.8) are promising young scorers who are supplemented by more experienced players like Gordon and Christian Wood. Danuel House (foot) has been ruled out for this one, while Daniel Theis (toe) is listed as questionable.
How to make Rockets vs. Nuggets picks
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