Date/Time: 03-28-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Houston Rockets -5
Two of the four best squads of the Western Conference are clashing tonight, when the Denver Nuggets, who are just half a win away from the first Warriors and want to turn their latest victory into another streak, are visiting the Houston Rockets, who saw a winning streak end and are looking to bounce back in this game.
Nuggets are 50-23 so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Western Conference. They are 7-1 in their last 8 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Detroit at home, 95-92. Rockets are 47-28 so far in the league and are sitting on the 4th place of the Western conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 2-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Milwaukee, 94-108.
Top Basketball BookmakersDenver are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 20.3 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 10.8 and in assists made with 7.5 per game, while Jamal Murray follows with 18.1 ppg, adding 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Gary Harris adds 13.3 ppg and 3 rebounds per game. Houston are led in scoring by James Harden with a league-best of 36.2 ppg. He also adds 6.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game, while Clint Capela with 16.5 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 12.5 per game. Eric Gordon adds 16.2 ppg.
Houston lead Denver 2-1 wins so far this season and they have won the previous game in Houston by 8 points. Houston are 27-10 at home, while Denver are 19-17 on the road. Houston have a better offense with 112.9 ppg to Denver’s 111.5, while Denver have a better defense, allowing 106.8 to Houston’s 109.7 ppg. Denver have a better accuracy both from the field (46.7% to 44.6%) and from behind the arc (35.6% to 35.1%). They are also better both in assists per game (27.6 to 20.9) and in rebounding (46.8 to 41.8), while both squads are almost equal in turnovers committed (12.9 to 13). It is going to be a close game but expect the hosts to emerge victorious by more than 5 points in this game.
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Prediction: Houston Rockets -5 (-111)