Who's Playing

Houston Rockets @ Denver Nuggets

Current Records: Houston 9-9, Denver 14-8

How To Watch

  • When: Friday, December 8, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
  • TV: Altitude Sports & Entertainmnt
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $17.00

What to Know

The Houston Rockets will head out on the road to face off against the Denver Nuggets at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday at Ball Arena. The Rockets are hoping to put an end to an eight-game streak of away losses.

Winning is just a little bit easier when your three-point shooting is a whole 17.9% better than the opposition, a fact the Rockets proved on Wednesday. They walked away with a 110-101 victory over Oklahoma City.

The Rockets' win was a true team effort, with many players turning in solid performances. Perhaps the best among them was Aaron Holiday, who went 6 for 7 from beyond the arc en route to 22 points and 4 assists. Holiday continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last four games he's played.

The Nuggets have been a dominant force so far but will be looking to break out of a two-game mini slump. They took a 111-102 hit to the loss column at the hands of Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Nuggets got off to an early lead (up 15 with 1:43 left in the first quarter), but sadly they weren't able to maintain that momentum.

The victory got Houston back to even at 9-9. As for Denver, their loss dropped their record down to 14-8.

The Rockets are hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Those brave souls putting their money on Denver against the spread have faith in an upset since their 8-13-1 ATS can't hold a candle to Houston's 11-5-2.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: The Rockets haven't given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 12.6 turnovers per game. However, it's not like the Nuggets (currently ranked second in turnovers per game) struggle in that department as they've been averaging only 11.9 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NBA content.


Denver is a big 8.5-point favorite against Houston, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nuggets as a 8-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 221 points.

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Series History

Denver has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Houston.

  • Nov 29, 2023 - Denver 134 vs. Houston 124
  • Nov 24, 2023 - Houston 105 vs. Denver 86
  • Nov 12, 2023 - Houston 107 vs. Denver 104
  • Apr 04, 2023 - Houston 124 vs. Denver 103
  • Feb 28, 2023 - Denver 133 vs. Houston 112
  • Nov 30, 2022 - Denver 120 vs. Houston 100
  • Nov 28, 2022 - Denver 129 vs. Houston 113
  • Mar 04, 2022 - Denver 116 vs. Houston 101
  • Jan 01, 2022 - Denver 124 vs. Houston 111
  • Nov 06, 2021 - Denver 95 vs. Houston 94