Monday, December 14, 2015
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The Houston Rockets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, December 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 12-12 and a road record of 5-5. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 9-14 and a home record of 4-7. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of -5.7.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 38.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 17.7 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Kenneth Faried averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Houston averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Denver averages 96.8 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nuggets force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 11-11-2 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/13/15 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Monday vs. Houston
12/13/15 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Houston
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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