Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Basketball Betting Tips 11/20/2019
Game: Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -2
Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets (11-3, 1st in the Southwest Division) travel to Pepsi Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Denver Nuggets (9-3, 1st in the Northwest Division). Houston opens this contest as 2 point dogs. The O/U is set at 225.
The Rockets cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 7-7-0 ATS. Denver is covering 45.5% of the time, going 5-6-1 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/12/2019 Eric Gordon SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
11/11/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Harden averages 39.2 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Nikola Jokic averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jamal Murray averages 19.2 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Houston averages 119.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 102.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Denver is 22nd in the league with 106.9 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Nuggets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 105.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Denver is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league. The Nuggets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -2
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