Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/13/2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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The Houston Rockets head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 3.5 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 5-7. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -4.7 as they average 102.7 points per contest while giving up 107.3 per game. The Nuggets have an overall record of 9-4 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 109.9 points per game and surrender 103.5, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 4-8-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 5-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/12/18 C Clint Capela Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Denver
11/11/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Illness is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Denver
11/11/18 G Gerald Green Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Denver
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Chris Paul comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. James Harden averages 27.9 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game. He averages 7.3 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Nikola Jokic scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.3 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Gary Harris averages 17.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 102.7 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.3 per game. The Rockets allow 107.3 points per contest, which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 17th in the NBA with 109.9 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.38. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.7 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.5. The Nuggets are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Nuggets give up 103.5 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 40.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 20th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Denver is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 5th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston +3.5
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