The Denver Nuggets (52-26) are 8.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (19-60) on April 4, 2023 at Toyota Center. The Rockets are sputtering right now, going 2-8 during their past 10 games. The over/under is set at 230 points for this matchup.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Rockets
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -369 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +293 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230 points.
Nuggets vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Spor
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Nuggets vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Nuggets have 42 wins against the spread in 78 games this year. Denver has been chosen as the favorite in 59 games this year and has walked away with the win 43 times (72.9%) in those games. Nuggets games this year have hit the over on 35 of 79 set point totals.
The Rockets have played 79 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Houston has been the underdog on the moneyline 74 total times this season. Houston has finished 16-58 in those games. Rockets games this year have hit the over 50.6% of the time (40 out of 79 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Michael Porter Jr.||60||17.4||5.5||1||0.6||0.5||3|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||57||19||5.4||5.7||1.4||0.3||2.4|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||79||12.7||5.5||1.5||0.5||0.4||0.9|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||76||12.6||7.2||1.3||0.5||0.9||1.6|
Nuggets vs. Rockets Injury Report
Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Knee), John Wall: Out (Abdominal)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
With 116.1 points per game on offense, Denver is 10th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it surrenders 112.4 points per contest, which ranks ninth in the league. The Nuggets are averaging 119.7 points per game in home games. On the road, they are averaging 112.3 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Nuggets have been putting up 110.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 116.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Denver is making 11.9 threes per game this season (16th-ranked in NBA), and it sports a 38.3% three-point percentage (second-best). Of the shots taken by the Nuggets in 2022-23, 64% of them have been two-pointers (72.8% of the team’s made baskets) and 36% have been from beyond the arc (27.2%).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
In 2022-23, Houston is second-worst in the league on offense (110.5 points scored per game) and third-worst on defense (119 points allowed). The Rockets are scoring fewer points at home (110.4 per game) than away (110.6). While the Rockets are scoring 110.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark over their last 10 games, amassing 111.8 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Houston is second-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.6%. In 2022-23, the Rockets have taken 36.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.7% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26% of the Rockets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Nuggets, and we expect that Nuggets will cover the spread (Nuggets -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230 points.
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