Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 11/28/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Houston Rockets are hitting the road to Ball Arena on Monday where they will take on the Denver Nuggets.
The Rockets played the Thunder and notched a win by a score of 118-105 in their last game. Houston finished the game having earned a 52.3% field goal percentage (45 of 86) and converted 18 out of their 36 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Rockets made 10 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 53 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 25 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to defending, Houston allowed the other team to go 39.2% from the field on 38 of 97 shooting. Oklahoma City distributed 19 dimes and had 12 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Oklahoma City pulled down 41 rebounds (16 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Oklahoma City walked away from this one shooting 82.6% from the free throw line by making 19 of 23 attempts. They also knocked down 10 out of their 44 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Regarding personal fouls, the Rockets ended up walking away with 19 while the Thunder recorded 15 personal fouls.
Alperen Sengün is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He walked away with 21 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and snagged 19 boards. Sengün went 58.8% from the floor and totaled 7 dimes.
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Houston enters this contest with a record of 5-14 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 18.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.2 fouls per contest. As a team, Houston is grabbing 46.9 boards per game and has earned 415 dimes for the year, which ranks 28th in the league in terms of passing. The Rockets are connecting on 35.4% on 3-pointers (238 of 673) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 110.2 points per outing (22nd in the league) while going 44.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Rockets are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 22.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 16th in the NBA in giving up assists with 492 relinquished for the season. The Rockets are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.4% (797 of 1,681) and they surrender 42.2 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 24th in the NBA in opponents PPG (115.7).
When they last played, the Nuggets took home the win by a final score of 114-104 when they played the Clippers. The Nuggets earned 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the matchup. They turned it over 6 times, while recording 9 steals in the game. The Clippers were called for 20 fouls in the game which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to convert 16 of those for a clip of 69.6%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Denver buried 10 of 30 tries (33.3%). When the game finished, the Nuggets finished 44 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4%. The Nuggets permitted the Clippers to make 37 of 68 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 54.4% in this contest. They finished shooting 50.0% from downtown by shooting 11 out of 22 and finished the contest at 19 of 34 at the charity stripe (55.9%). In regard to rebounding, Denver allowed Los Angeles to snag 33 overall (4 offensive).
Aaron Gordon was important for the Nuggets in the matchup. He buried 12 out of 16 for this contest for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and added 7 rebounds. Gordon totaled 29 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in this contest.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 12-7 so far this year. As an offense, the Nuggets are shooting 49.3% from the floor, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Denver has accounted for 2,175 points so far this year (114.5 per game) and they pull in 43.7 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 27.7 times per game (4th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.3 times per contest. The Nuggets commit 19.5 fouls per game and they connect on 75.1% from the free throw line.
The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 18th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.8. They have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 48.9% from the field (28th in basketball). The Denver defense gives up 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (232 of 645) and opponents are making 74.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 26.2 assists and 40.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 23rd and 2nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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