Denver Nuggets (8-1) vs. Houston Rockets (5-3)
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets 11/12/23 – An eagerly anticipated matchup pitting the Denver Nuggets (8-1 record) against Houston Rockets (5-3) promises to be one of the highlights of the NBA season and provide fans and analysts alike with rich NBA game insights. The game, scheduled for Sunday at the Toyota Center will be broadcast live by Space City Home Network.
Denver Nuggets have shown an outstanding blend of offensive firepower and defensive prowess this season, averaging 116 points per game at 50.7% field goal percentage while making 12.1 three-pointers per game at 36.5% clip and boasting impressive rebounding (45 rebounds per game) and playmaking (30 assists per game). Unfortunately however, their high turnover (12.3 per game) and foul rates (17.9 per game) leave them vulnerable against opponents such as Houston Rockets.
Houston Rockets have been slightly less prolific when it comes to scoring, averaging 111.5 points per game on average and posting an efficiency rating of 47.7% from field goals made. Outside the arc, Houston excels by making 12.8 three-pointers at an average rate of 37.6% (second only to Denver). Their defense rebounding (34 per game) and shot-blocking (3 ppg) also contribute greatly towards Houston’s success; although their higher foul rate (21.8) could limit them against opponents like Denver that specialize in drawing fouls from opponents.
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets 11/12/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
|TV:||Space City Home Network|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Nikola Jokic C vs. Jalen Green SG
Nikola Jokic‘s performance for the Denver Nuggets this season has been phenomenal. His averages of 29.1 points, 12.9 rebounds and 8 assists per game have propelled Denver into first place in their division. Jokic is known for his proficiency at scoring, rebounding and playmaking making him a formidable opponent on the court; however his turnover rate of 3.4 per game and foul rate of 2.1 may present challenges when matchups arise.
Jalen Green, Houston Rockets shooting guard and one of their star players since 2018, has amassed an outstanding average of 20.3 points per game since the start of 2019. His prolific three-point scoring has been essential to Houston’s offensive strategy; additionally he averages 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game to help the team as a whole perform. However, Green’s turnover rate of 2.4 warrants further consideration; improving his defensive abilities would enable Houston to more successfully face top players such as Jokic.
Jokic and Green will meet on the court in an engaging showdown that pits all-around mastery against Green’s scoring prowess. Jokic may cause Houston problems inside with his dominating presence and facilitate ability, while Green can challenge their defense with his shooting abilities and athleticism.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Denver Nuggets -182, Total Odds: 217.5
The current betting odds favor the Denver Nuggets, with a -182 moneyline and a -3 point spread. The total for the game is set at 217.5, reflecting the high-scoring nature of both teams.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
Denver’s trends show a strong record against the spread (ATS) in recent games against Houston and overall. Their ability to cover the spread, especially in games against the Rockets, is noteworthy. However, their record playing on the road against Houston (4-13 SU) indicates potential challenges in away games.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Rockets have been strong ATS in their recent games and have an impressive record at home against Denver. This trend, combined with their current form (5-0 SU in their last 5 games), suggests that Houston could upset the odds, especially given their home-court advantage.
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets 11/12/23 Betting Picks
Based on the analysis and betting trends, this game promises to be closely contested. The Nuggets, with their balanced attack and Jokic’s leadership, seem poised to cover the spread, but the Rockets’ strong home record and recent form make them a formidable opponent.
For pro premium picks, considering the trends and the strengths of both teams, the Nuggets might edge out a win, but the Rockets are likely to keep it close, making them a good pick with the points. The total going under might be a safe bet, given both teams’ recent trends towards lower-scoring games.
Free Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets 109, Houston Rockets 107