Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 11/12/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: Space City Home Network
Toyota Center is where the Houston Rockets (4-3) will try to defeat the Denver Nuggets (8-1) on Sunday.
The Nuggets stepped onto the hardwood against the Warriors and notched a win by a score of 108-105 in their last contest. Denver finished having earned a 44.6% FG percentage (41 out of 92) and made 11 of their 35 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 15 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 68.2%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists in the game in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With regard to the defense, Denver allowed the other team to go 43.0% from the field on 37 of 86 shooting. Golden State recorded 21 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Golden State totaled 49 rebounds (11 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Golden State finished 76.9% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 26 tries. They knocked down 11 out of their 35 attempts from 3-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Nuggets finished with 20 while the Warriors had 20 personal fouls.
Nikola Jokic is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He notched 35 points on 14 out of 25 shooting. He played 37 minutes and also grabbed 13 rebounds. Jokic finished the game at 56.0% from the floor and earned 5 dimes.
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Denver heads into this one with a record of 8-1 for the year. They turn the ball over 13.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Denver is collecting 45.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 270 assists on the season, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Nuggets are shooting 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (109 of 299) and 70.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 116.0 pts per contest (10th in the league) while going 50.7% from the field.
On defense, the Nuggets are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They relinquish 32.6% from beyond the arc and they are 3rd in basketball in points per game allowed (106.0). The Nuggets are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.0% (357 of 794) and they surrender 41.9 boards per game as a group. They rank 23rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 217 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Rockets took home the win by a final score of 128-94 against the Lakers. When it comes to attacking the glass, Houston allowed Los Angeles to snag 34 overall (5 offensive). They finished 28.0% from distance by shooting 7 out of 25 and ended up shooting 15 out of 24 from the free throw line (62.5%). The Rockets permitted the Lakers to knock down 36 out of 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Rockets shot 51 out of 93 from the floor which had them at 54.8%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Houston buried 14 of 33 tries (42.4%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 63.2%. The Lakers earned 18 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Rockets collected 43 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 57 for the contest.
Jalen Green ended up having an impact for the Rockets in this contest. He made 11 out of 15 for this game giving him a rate of 73.3%, and had 7 rebounds. Green scored 28 points in his 21 minutes on the court and had 3 assists for this contest.
Houston has a record of 4-3 so far this year. The Rockets commit 21.7 personal fouls every game and they go 72.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.9 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per game. Houston has totaled 788 points on the year (112.6 per game) and they average 43.3 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Rockets are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which ranks 7th in the NBA.
The Houston defense surrenders 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (83 of 254) and their opposition knocks down 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They give up 23.0 dimes and 43.4 boards every game, ranking them 5th and 11th in basketball. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the NBA in PPG given up with 106.7. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver
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