Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets - 1/1/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets - 1/1/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (10-26) vs Denver Nuggets (17-16)

Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets look to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 105.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.8 points and 14 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 107 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 17.3 points and 10.7 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 14.8 points and 3 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

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The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rockets are 16-38 ATS in their last 54 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Nuggets last 4 overall. The over is 6-1 in Rockets last 7 overall. The Nuggets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston.

The Denver Nuggets haven't been the most trustworthy tram this season, especially on the road, but this is a game where they should cruise. The Houston Rockets have lost six straight games, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 16 points while allowing 50.8 percent shooting from the field. The Rockets just got thumped by the Heat last night, and playing on the end of a back to back doesn't help matters. The Rockets can't be backed in their current form. Give me the Nuggets in a comfortable victory.

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -6.5

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