Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (30-13) at Houston Rockets (26-16)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning 16 of their last 21 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.5 points and 9.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.6 points and 4.6 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four straight road games.
The Houston Rockets need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 37.1 points and 7.5 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.1 points and 7.2 assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing two rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost three straight home games.
The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Nuggets last 9 road games. The under is 6-1 in Rockets last 7 Wednesday games. The Nuggets are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Houston Rockets just scored 130 points against these Denver Nuggets on New Years Eve, winning by 26 points as a six-point favorite. The problem is the Rockets aren't the same team they were a few weeks ago, as they've returned to the squad that takes a million threes whether they fall or not, doesn't play defense and finds ways to blow double-digit leads. The Rockets are a complete mess right now. The Denver Nuggets are probably the hottest team in the league right now and continue to get disrespect from oddsmakers, as they're big underdogs here and were underdogs Monday against a terrible Timberwolves squad. I don't get it. Give me the points.