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Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 12/28/2020

The Denver Nuggets (0-2) hit the court as 6.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (0-1) on December 28, 2020. A 222-point over/under has been set for the game.

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Nuggets vs. Rockets Betting Data

Nuggets vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -6.5 -110 -110 222 -110 -110

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver had a 46-41-4 record against the spread last year.
  • The Nuggets' record against the spread as at least a 6.5-point favorite was under .500 at 8-12-3.
  • Denver hit the over the majority of the time last season, in 47 of 91 games (51.6%).

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Against the spread last season, Houston was under .500: 37-45-1.
  • The Rockets were 14-21 against the spread when at least 6.5-point underdogs.
  • Houston hit the over on the point total in 32 of 83 games last season (38.6%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver and its opponents went over Monday's 222 total in 41 out of 92 games (44.6%) last year.
  • In 58 out of Houston's 84 games last year (69%), the competing teams scored more points than the point total in Monday's matchup.
  • These two teams gave up a combined 223 points per game last season, one more than this contest's over/under.
  • The Nuggets saw a 219.8 average over/under in their games last season, 2.2 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 8.1 points fewer than the average over/under in Rockets' games last season (230.1 points).

Previous Matchups

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Houston has won seven games against Denver,

Nuggets vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/26/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -2.5 225 -137 114 Regular Season 117-110 DEN
1/22/2020 Rockets Rockets -10 227.5 -562 420 Regular Season 121-105 HOU
12/31/2019 Rockets Rockets -5.5 224 -235 191 Regular Season 130-104 HOU
11/20/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -1 221.5 -115 -104 Regular Season 105-95 DEN
3/28/2019 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 112-85 HOU
2/1/2019 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 136-122 DEN
1/7/2019 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 125-113 HOU
11/13/2018 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 109-99 HOU
2/25/2018 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 119-114 HOU
2/9/2018 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 130-104 HOU
  • 1/26/2020 DNP - Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap Rockets: James Harden
  • 1/22/2020 DNP - Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap
  • 11/20/2019 DNP - Rockets: Eric Gordon
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    Nuggets Players to Watch

    • James Harden scored 34.3 points and distributed 7.5 assists per game last season.
    • PJ Tucker hauled in an average of 6.6 boards in each contest while scoring 6.9 points per game last season.
    • Harden made 4.4 threes per game a season ago.
    • Harden averaged 1.8 takeaways per game, while Christian Wood compiled 0.9 rejections per contest.

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    Rockets Players to Watch

    • Harden scored 34.3 points and distributed 7.5 assists per game last season.
    • Tucker pulled down an average of 6.6 boards in each contest while scoring 6.9 points per game last season.
    • Harden knocked down 4.4 threes per game a season ago.
    • Harden and Wood were defensive standouts last season, with Harden averaging 1.8 steals per game and Wood collecting 0.9 blocks per contest.

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    Injury Report

    Nuggets: Greg Whittington: Out (Left knee), JaMychal Green: Out (Calf)

    Rockets: Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles), DeMarcus Cousins: Out (Contract Tracing), John Wall: Out (Contract Tracing), Eric Gordon: Out (Health protocols), Mason Jones: Out (Health protocols), Ben McLemore: Out (Self Isolating), Kenyon Martin Jr.: Out (Self Isolating)

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