It is a tough NBA betting spot for the Rockets since they had to play last night as they were home vs. Detroit. Here are some interesting numbers and trends for this basketball betting contest between the Rockets and Nuggets.
Basketball betting trends do give the Rockets a chance in this game though. Houston has won 6 of the last 10 against Denver and they are 6-4 against the NBA betting line in those games. The teams met four times a year ago in basketball betting and the Rockets won three of the four. Houston won both home games against the Nuggets and they split the two games at Denver. Three of those four games went over the basketball betting total.
Houston has been a very solid team this season on the road in basketball betting. They are a profitable 9-5 vs. the NBA betting odds on the road. The Rockets still are not getting enough respect on the basketball betting line when they are on the road. Houston is simply a well coached basketball team. The Rockets don’t do anything great as they are 17th in scoring and 14th in defense but they find ways to stay in games and usually they have a chance to win in basketball betting. Most basketball betting experts predicted a terrible season for Houston without injured stars Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady but the Rockets have been above .500 this season. Aaron Brooks has been leading the team in scoring this season but Houston is pretty balanced since Brooks is averaging just over 17 points per game.
Denver has been solid this season as expected in basketball betting. They lead their division and as usual, they are playing well at home. The Nuggets have been right at the top of the league in scoring offense led by Carmelo Anthony who is averaging more than 30 points per basketball betting game. The defense for Denver is still weak and that is one reason why they can struggle to cover at times in NBA betting. The Nuggets are definitely capable of running away from the Rockets at home in this basketball betting contest if they are focused. If not, Houston may be able to stay within the basketball betting number and the trends are definitely in Houston’s favor.