NBA Betting Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets – February 25, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Pepsi Center; Denver, CO
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET
Spread: Rockets -4.5
Over/Under Total: 228
Quick Pick: Houston Rockets -4.5
A pair of Western Conference teams will mix it up on Sunday as the Houston Rockets take on the Denver Nuggets. Both these teams are postseason teams as of right now. The Denver Nuggets are at home, and have a 33-26 record. the Nuggets have won 24 out of 31 games at home, and have won four straight games overall. The Nuggets are the 6th seed in the Western Conference.
The Houston Rockets come into the game with the best record in all of the NBA. The Rockets are 45-13 on the season, and have won their last 11 games. The Rockets are 21-7 when playing on the road this season. Houston comes into this game listed at -4.5 over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Denver Looking to Stay Hot
The Denver Nuggets are looking to stay hot, and win their fifth straight game. The Nuggets have wins at the Suns and Bucks, and two home wins over the Spurs. The Nuggets are just 1.5 games behind the Minnesota Timberwolves for the top spot in the Northwest Division. Denver is 8th in the league with more than 108 points per game, while they are allowing teams to score 107 points per game.
The Denver Nuggets are led in scoring by Gary Harris. The shooting guard is scoring more than 17 points per game. Nikola Jokic is having a monster season in the paint for Denver. The big man is scoring 17.2 points per game, and ripping down more than 10 rebounds per game. The Nuggets need just 8 more wins to beat their win total of a season ago, which was 40.
Rockets Rolling in 2018
The Houston Rockets are absolutely on fire. The Rockets are seeking their 12th straight win. Houston is coming off scoring 120 points in their most recent win at home over the Timberwolves. The Rockets have scored 100 straight points in 13 games in a row. The Rockets are scoring 114.2 points per game, which is the second most in all of the NBA.
James Harden is scoring more than 31 points per game, and dishing out 9 assists per game. Chris Paul has come over in his first season with the Rockets and scoring 19.1 points per game, and dishing out 8.3 assists per game. Clint Capela is having a monster season as well with 14.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. The Rockets need just 10 wins to match their win total from a season ago.
Rockets Keep Winning
This is expected to be quite a high scoring basketball game. These two teams love to get the basketball up and down the floor. Playing in Denver always is a high paced game, and with the high altitude look for some changes early. This should be a pretty fun basketball game, but in the end, the Rockets are an offensive team that is tough to defend.
Denver will look to pound the basketball in the paint early and often, but the outside shooting of the Rockets will be too much. When you are betting on this NBA game on Sunday – take the Houston Rockets. Betting the Houston Rockets -4.5 over the Denver Nuggets is the way to go.