Rockets vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 12/8/23

Denver Nuggets (14-8) vs Houston Rockets (9-9)

Game Info: Friday, December 8, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -8 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Denver Nuggets need a win after back to back losses. Let’s preview this game and give out a Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets snapped a 3-game losing streak with an upset win Wednesday over the Thunder. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21 points and 9 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 18.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free-throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assists per game (9.1) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (5.6) this season.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets are coming off recent losses to the Kings and Clippers. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 28.6 points and 12.9 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Jackson is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.9) this season.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ranks 5th amongst qualified players for FT% (92.7%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (70.8%).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (13.8).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (22.9).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (32.8%).

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets have been money at home dating back to last season, and they're getting healthier with the expected return of Murray. However, the Rockets continue to make us money as they've covered 8 of their last 10 games, and they're 12-5-1 ATS on the season. The Rockets have also won 3 of the last 4 meetings against the Nuggets, with two of those wins coming in November. Give me the points with the Rockets on the road.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +8

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