Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets 12/28/2020 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on December 28, 2020

James Harden leads the Houston Rockets (0-1) against the Denver Nuggets (0-2) after putting up 44 points in a 128-126 loss to the Trail Blazers. The Nuggets are 7.5-point favorites in the game on Monday, December 28, 2020, which tips at 9:00 PM ET. The point total for the matchup is 225.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -7.5 -110 -110 225 -110 -110
Place a bet on Denver Nuggets or the Houston Rockets for Monday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Houston has a 7-3 record 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
  • Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver was solid against the spread, going 46-41-4 last season.
    • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Nuggets struggled to a 7-12-2 record ATS last season.
    • Denver was reliable for the over last season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 47 of 91 games for a 51.6% rate.
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Rockets Betting Information

    • Houston covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 37-45-1 ATS.
    • The Rockets fared well as an 7.5-point underdog, going 10-17 against the spread when they were at least 7.5-point underdogs.
    • Houston and its opponents hit the over in fewer than half of their games last year — 32 of 83 (38.6%).
    Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 36 of 92 opportunities (39.1%) last year, the Nuggets and their opponents scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 225 points.
    • In 55 of 84 opportunities (65.5%) last season, Houston combined with its opponents to score at least 225 points.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined two less points per game last season (223) than this game’s over/under of 225 points.
    • The average total the Nuggets had set in games last season was 5.2 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average over/under for Rockets games last year was 5.1 more points than the point total of 225 in this outing.
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    Nuggets Leaders

    • Nikola Jokic averaged 19.9 points per game last season while also adding 9.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists.
    • Will Barton was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, knocking down 1.9 per game.
    • Gary Harris averaged 1.4 steals per game. Paul Millsap collected 0.6 blocks a contest.

    Rockets Leaders

    • Harden scored 34.3 points per game last season and contributed 7.5 assists.
    • PJ Tucker grabbed 6.6 rebounds per game.
    • Harden hit 4.4 threes per game a season ago.
    • Harden grabbed 1.8 per game. Christian Wood averaged 0.9 blocks a game.
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