..

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets Line at -2.5

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Feb/14/2011
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets Line

The Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets line was set at -2.5with a 223 total courtesy of Sportsbook.com.

The Nuggets still have Carmelo Anthony, and now they’re getting some of their walking wounded (Chauncey Billups, Nene) back in the lineup. But can they find success on the road?

Denver enters Monday night in possession of the sixth seed in the ultra-competitive West. But the Nuggets have gotten there despite a 9-17 SU and 12-14 ATS record on the road. They might be able to turn it around in Houston, though. Historically, Denver has struggled to contain Yao Ming. Over the past three seasons, Yao has averaged 22.0 PPG on 59.2% shooting against the Nuggets, and the Rockets are 13-6 SU against Denver with Yao in the lineup. But without Yao, Denver is 3-2 SU against the Rockets.

Despite all the trade-fueled distractions, Anthony is on fire of late, averaging 32.1 PPG on 55.4% shooting in his past seven games. There have been games when Shane Battier and the Rockets defense has held him in check, but that wasn’t the case during the teams’ last Monday’s meeting in Denver. Melo attacked Battier relentlessly, getting him into foul trouble and getting to the line a whopping 18 times. His final line: 50 points on 16- of-24 FG and 16-of-18 from the line. Denver fell short that night, as Kevin Martin nearly matched Anthony. Martin made up for a dud performance (eight points) at Denver in January with 37 last Monday. He also had 29 and 21 in his two home games against the Nuggets as a Rocket.

Houston is coming off three straight ATS home losses, but it finished strong in a 106-102 loss to Dallas on Saturday.

Basketball Odds News

NBA Betting – Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics

NBA Betting – Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics

One of the best rivalries in all of sports is relevant again now that the Los Angeles Lakers are winning games. After having their nine-game winning streak stopped by Orlando, LeBron and Co. responded with a gritty road win over Houston on Saturday to kick off a stretch of five straight away from home.

NBA Best Bets - January 17, 2020

NBA Best Bets - January 17, 2020

From top to bottom are teams that have the best chance of winning or covering the spread based on recent trends for Friday, January 17, 2020.

When Will Anthony Davis Come Back?

When Will Anthony Davis Come Back?

Los Angeles Lakers star forward Anthony Davis talked to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since his scary fall against the New York Knicks on January 7.

Oregon Ducks at Washington State Cougars Betting Pick

Oregon Ducks at Washington State Cougars Betting Pick

Not much has gone right for Washington State this season, including three losses in four PAC-12 contests. While the Cougars were able to bring down UCLA earlier in the year, Washington State has dropped its other three conference games by an average of 14 points apiece. Although Washington State will have an opportunity to protect its home floor in Thursday night’s PAC-12 action, they’ll be facing off against an Oregon Ducks team with two victories in three attempts on the road this season.

NBA Betting – Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets

NBA Betting – Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets

Just last season the Portland Trail Blazers won 53 games and reached the Western Conference final. They are currently on pace to win 33 games and miss the postseason for the first time in seven years. There still is plenty of basketball left with the Blazers hitting the midway point and snatching a victory last time out. But the West is stacked and the Houston Rockets are one of the teams at the top of the standings. Led by NBA scoring leader James Harden, Houston is one of five times within three games of each other in the congested West race and look to get back in the win column after dropping Tuesday’s game in Memphis.

Syndicate