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Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 4/16/2021

Denver is an 8.5-point favorite against Houston when the Nikola Jokic-led Nuggets (35-20) and Christian Wood's Rockets (14-41) meet on April 16, 2021. A 226.5-point over/under is 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 -8.5 -110 -110 226.5 -110 -110

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has failed to beat the spread more often than not this season, going 27-28.
  • When they are at least 8.5-point favorites, the Nuggets have an ATS record of 5-4.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 56.4% of games (31 out of 55 matchups).

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Houston is under .500: 18-37.
  • Houston has hit the over on the point total in 24 of 55 games this season (43.6%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday's matchup over/under (226.5 points) in 29 out of 55 opportunities (52.7% of matchups).
  • In 23 out of Houston's 55 games this season (41.8%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the point total in Friday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 223.4 points per game, 3.1 points fewer than the over/under of 226.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 224.8 points per game, 1.7 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season the average total for Nuggets games is 225.1 points, 1.4 fewer than the over/under of 226.5 points for this contest.
  • Rockets' games have an over/under of 223 points this season, 3.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Previous Matchups

Denver and Houston have been evenly matched in their last 10 matchups, playing to a 5-5 record, while the Nuggets perform better against the spread, putting together a 3-2 record ATS in those contests against the Rockets.

Nuggets vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/28/2020 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 124-111 DEN
12/28/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -6.5 222 -253 206 Regular Season 124-111 DEN
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
3/28/2019 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 112-85 HOU
3/28/2019 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 112-85 HOU
2/1/2019 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 136-122 DEN

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Nuggets Players to Watch

  • The leader in scoring, rebounding and assists for the Nuggets is Jokic, who puts up 26.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game.
  • Jamal Murray makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nuggets, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.7 per contest.
  • Jokic is Denver's leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while JaVale McGee leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.

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Rockets Players to Watch

  • Wood collects 21.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Rockets, making him the top scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Houston's assist leader is John Wall with 6.9 per game. He also scores 20.9 points per game and tacks on 3.3 rebounds per game.
  • Eric Gordon is consistent from distance and leads the Rockets with 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Houston's leader in steals is Jae'Sean Tate with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wood with 1.3 per game.

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Injury Report

Nuggets:

Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee)

Rockets:

David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),

D.J. Augustin: Out (Ankle),

Dante Exum: Out (Calf),

Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),

Sterling Brown: Out (Knee),

Danuel House Jr.: Out (Ankle)

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