The Rockets have won six of the last ten games against Denver and they are 6-4 against the NBA betting odds. The teams met earlier this season in Denver and the Nuggets came away with a 111-101 win.
Basketball betting has seen the home team really do well in this series. The Rockets have handled Denver in Houston the last few years. They won 115-113 and 108-96 last year in Houston. Two years ago neither of the games in Houston was close as the Rockets won 103-89 and 109-81 in NBA betting. The Rockets have the 80-71 advantage in the all-time series over Denver including 49-26 at home. Houston has been a good home team this season so they could have the edge in this matchup against the Nuggets.
In the earlier meeting this season, Carmelo Anthony had 38 points to lead the Nuggets. Anthony did not play on Monday against Denver so it is important in this basketball betting contest to check his status. The Nuggets are not the same team without him in the lineup.
Denver has been better at home this season in basketball betting than on the road. In fact, on the road the Nuggets are just 7-12-1 against the basketball betting line. Offense is not the problem for Denver as they are second in the league in points per game. Defense is another story though as they are 20th in the league in points allowed. The Nuggets get away with that defense at home but not on the road where defense can keep a team in the game. Anthony has been leading the Nuggets in scoring this season at almost 30 points per game.
Houston has been solid at home this season in basketball betting. How Houston wins at times in NBA betting is somewhat of a mystery as they are only 12th in points scored and 19th in points allowed. They have a balanced attack though and they are very well coached. This is a big homestand for Houston as they face a number of Western Conference contenders including the Nuggets. Houston has proven to be capable at home they and they can definitely win this game on Wednesday in basketball betting. Aaron Brooks has been leading the team in scoring for much of this NBA betting year.