Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 12/28/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 12/28/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Houston Rockets will run the court with the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 9:00 PM, EST.

The Rockets will look to recover after they were defeated by the Portland Trail Blazers. The odds were in favor of the Rockets as they held a 10-point advantage (68-58) over Portland halftime. The teams were neck-on-neck as the Trail Blazers closed the gap at 85-84 during the 3rd quarter. With the last period, the game intensified as the teams equaled the score at 113 for an overtime play. Each team played at its own pace and worked to strengthen its defenses to block opposing attacks. With minutes remaining, the Houston Rockets conceded 15 to Portland, while they only managed 13. The tight match-up ended at 128-128, in favor of the Trail Blazers.

The squad hit 51.1% of their FGs on 45-88 shooting while making only 31.4% for their 3-point shots on 11-35 attempts. They missed 7 of 32 free throw attempts for 78.1% and had a total of 52 rebounds, and 15 turnovers. The team ranks 4th in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference with a record of 0-1.

James Harden dominated the game with 44 points, 4 rebounds, and 17 assists. Christian Wood grabbed double-double digits with 31 points and 13 rebounds and 3 assists. Danuel House Jr. made 11 points while David Nwaba added 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal. Jae’sean Tate came off the bench to make 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. The Houston Rockets record 1-4 ATS and 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Predictions 12/28/2020

The Denver Nuggets continued their 2-game skid after falling victim to the LA Clippers in their recent match at Ball Arena. Despite the home-court advantage, the Nuggets were powerless against the Clippers’ 72, while the team only managed 55 for the 1st half of the game. Denver tried to patch things up in the remaining periods as they scored an additional 53, while the Clippers garnered 49. The Nuggets weren’t able to close the gap as the game ended at 121-108, in favor of the LA Clippers.

The Nuggets drain 45.7% of their shots from the floor on 37-81 shooting while making 30.6% of their 3s on 11-36 attempts. The squad had a total of 13 turnovers and 25 assists. The Clippers outrebounded the team at 47-42. Denver is last in the roster of teams included in the Northwest Division with 0 wins and 2 losses.

Nikola Jokic had a team-high of 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists, while Jamal Murray added 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Will Barton entered the match and contributed 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Monte Morris added 13 points and 4 assists. Denver is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division and 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

Houston Rockets VS Denver Nuggets. The NBA pick is the Houston Rockets +7.5.  Despite their recent loss against the Trail Blazers, the Rockets are still a competitive team with a good line-up. With a home-court advantage and star player James Harden playing, the Rockets will be in a favorable position. The Nuggets may have started on the wrong foot with consecutive losses, but Jamal Murray is slowly showing a better performance. Still, Houston is a better team with a more consistent game plan and solid defenses. The Rockets will bomb out Denver predicted to a score of 115-111.

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Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets 12/28/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM, EST

Location: Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado

Date: Monday, December 28, 2020

TV: Altitude, AT&T Sportsnet – South

NBA Odds: Houston Rockets +7.5

NBA Totals: 225

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