Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Denver Nuggets travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 10-7. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 108.8 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 13-4. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 112.6 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
11/21/17 F Wilson Chandler Back is probable Wednesday vs. Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Will Barton comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Nikola Jokic averages 15.6 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 11.4 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
James Harden averages 31.6 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.59 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 16.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.65. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22. The Rockets are 6th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Rockets surrender 104 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 40.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Nuggets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 14th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Denver is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Houston is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +6
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks