Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/16/2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Pepsi Center in Denver
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On Wednesday, the Houston Rockets will look to extend their two-game winning streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets. The Rockets are currently in second place in the Southwest Division, while the Nuggets sit in third in the Northwest.
The Rockets have now won six out of their last seven games after beating these same Nuggets 108-96 last Saturday. They didn't shoot particularly well in that win, but they held Denver to a 37.5 field goal percentage and forced them into committing 15 turnovers.
Through their first 23 games this season, the Rockets have one of the top five defenses in the league by giving up just 95.3 points per game. James Harden has once again been Houston's top player by averaging 26.3 points, 6.7 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. Newly-signed small forward Trevor Ariza has scored 14.3 points per game this season, but he has only been able to make 37 percent of his shots.
On Sunday night, the Nuggets lost their second game in a row when the San Antonio Spurs beat them 99-91 in Denver. The Nuggets did make eight of their 16 three-point attempts in that loss, but they also ended up turning the ball over 21 times.
So far this year, the Nuggets have one of the top scoring teams in the West, but they are also giving up 104.6 points per game to their opponents. Shooting guard Arron Afflalo has been one of their better players by averaging 15.1 points per game.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
Houston Rockets are 13-9-1 Against the Spread
Houston Rockets are 6-17-0 against the Over/Under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
Denver Nuggets are 10-13-1 Against the Spread
Denver Nuggets are 10-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/13/14 G Francisco Garcia Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
12/13/14 G Isaiah Canaan Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
12/13/14 F Kostas Papanikolaou Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
11/15/14 F Terrence Jones Leg out indefinitely
12/14/14 C JaVale McGee Leg out indefinitely
12/14/14 F Kenneth Faried Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
12/11/14 F Danilo Gallinari Knee out indefinitely
12/05/14 C Jusuf Nurkic Personal out indefinitely
11/25/14 G Randy Foye Quad out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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