Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions
The weekend of the NBA one underperforming team taking on one of the top 10 favorites to win the championship. On Thursday night, Houston Rockets have setup a regular season clash against Denver Nuggets at the Toyota Center.
The hosts have kept themselves in the hunt with some important victories in the recent games while the Houston based side has a mountain to climb to get back on track. The head-to-head as well as predictions imply a formidable advantage to the Nuggets with the hosts requiring a major effort to post a victory tonight.
FiveThirtyEight predicts an easy win for Denver Nuggets on Friday. The latest Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions are yet to be updated.The latest Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions has been updated on 16th April.
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Houston Rockets are definitely struggling with their shoulders drooped after failing to stay in the top 10. They were once part of a glorious run in January that uplifted their chances. But it started going downhill after a losing streak dented their chances big time.
They are on a 4-match losing streak and are desperate to get out of the jail after losing 9 out of their last 10 games. They are now struggling in 14th place with 14 wins and 41 losses. In their last outing against Pacers, they were completely taken for cleaners by the Indiana pacers that worsened their home record.
The Denver Nuggets are one of those teams that has constantly been under radar who go about their business to make it to the post season games. Historically they have been slow starters, but they pick momentum as the tournament progresses which has been the case, this season as well.
In the last 5 appearances, they lost games against Warriors and Celtics without much of a fight but have managed to stitch some important wins against the likes of Heat and Spurs. They are currently aiming for a spot in the top 3 with a 0.636 win-loss record.
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (191 games): Rockets – 102 wins, Nuggets – 89 wins.
Playoffs (6 games): Rockets – 4 wins, Nuggets – 2 wins.
Previous meeting: Nuggets won 124-111 on 28th December 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
The Houston Rockets has the service of John Wall who has done a great job as the point guard. He has averaged 20.6 points and was right on the money with 31 points against Pacers.
Jae’Sean Tate has also done a good job in terms of assists and dribbles but needs to increase his points in the coming games.
Kevin Porter Jr. who is yet another forward has a free throw percentage of 70.4 in addition to 3.3 dribbles per game.
Christian Wood did a decent job with 25 points and 7 rebounds in his last outing. He has an exceptional efficiency rating of 21.54 in this season.
Nikola Jokic who plays at the center position was in good form against Miami Heat by pitching in with 17 points and 11 assists in 32 minutes.
Aaron Gordon who is the point guard has a 3-pointer conversion of 41.1% so far in addition to averaging 11.3 points. Michael Porter Jr. who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 53.4 and a free throw percentage of 76.3 in 44 games this season. He has also averaged 7.8 rebounds per game during the same time.
Will Barton who has played at the small forward position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 12.8 points and 3.2 assists this season.
Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
Irrespective of the odds and predictions, it is pretty clear that the Denver Nuggets are in a solid position to go deep for the second consecutive year while the Rockets are here to avoid a last place finish. The famous prediction platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also stated the same, giving a considerable chance for the Denver based side.
According to FiveThirtyEight, the Nuggets have a huge chance of 73% to secure a win with the home team requiring something extraordinary to stand a chance.