Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets - 4/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (38-21) vs Houston Rockets (15-45)
Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -12.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 20.9 points and 9.3 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.4 points and 6.7 assists. Kelly Olynyk is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.4 points and 11 rebounds while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and one assist. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 19-44 ATS in their last 63 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 road games. The over is 33-16-2 in Nuggets last 51 home games. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver.
The Houston Rockets continue to pile up the losses and failed covers, as they've lost eight of their last nine games and are 19-40 against the spread on the season. The Rockets are losing their last five games by an average of 15.6 points. The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back and this is a massive number to lay in such a spot, but backing the Rockets obviously isn't an option. It's the Nuggets and the chalk or pass for me.