The Denver Nuggets will take on the Houston Rockets at 9 p.m. ET Monday at Ball Arena. Denver is 0-2 while Houston is 0-1. The Rockets won two of the three meetings between the teams last season. Denver is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Nuggets vs. Rockets odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 222. Before entering any Rockets vs. Nuggets picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Nuggets vs. Rockets spread: Nuggets -6.5
- Nuggets vs. Rockets over-under: 222 points
- Nuggets vs. Rockets money line: Denver -270 Houston +230
What you need to know about the Rockets
The Rockets lost in overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers this past Saturday, 128-126. James Harden had a game-ending turnover on Houston's final possession of overtime. The Rockets have four key players in COVID-19 quarantine. John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon and Mason Jones are being quarantined until Wednesday. Houston had their season opener postponed before the Portland loss.
Harden picked up a lot of slack for Houston as he scored 44 points and had 17 assists vs. the Blazers. He had 17 points and 10 assists by halftime. Christian Wood has 31 points and 13 rebounds. The Rockets scored just 17 points in the third quarter. P.J. Tucker finished with only seven points on 3-for-10 shooting and turned the ball over four times in his 42 minutes on the court.
What you need to know about the Nuggets
Meanwhile, the Nuggets fell 121-108 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Denver was down 98-79 at the end of the third quarter. Nikola Jokic almost dropped a triple-double on 24 points, 10 dimes, and nine rebounds. He has 42 career triple-doubles, which is one short of the Nuggets franchise record. He has the fourth most among active NBA players.
Jamal Murray had 23 points in the loss to the Clippers, with 13 coming in the fourth quarter. JaMychal Green has not played yet this season as he has been dealing with a strained calf. He is not expected to play on Monday. The Nuggets lead the all-time series with the Rockets, 97-81.
How to make Nuggets vs. Rockets picks
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