Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets

by Dirty on March 15, 2010

The Denver Nuggets and the Houston Rockets will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Toyota Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nuggets listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Rockets, while the game’s total is sitting at 216½.

J.R. Smith poured in 30 points as the Nuggets defeated the Grizzlies 125-108 on Saturday. The Nuggets covered the 1.5-point spread, and the 233 points sailed OVER the posted total of 213.

Carmelo Anthony netted 24 points for the Nuggets, and Chauncey Billups added 22 in the win.

The Rockets held off a late surge to defeat the Nets 116-108 on Saturday. The Rockets failed to cover the 9.5-point spread, while the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 213.

Luis Scola poured in a game-high 44 points to power the Rockets. Kevin Martin chipped in with 20 points in the win.

Current streak:
Denver has won 6 straight games.
Houston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Denver: 45-21 SU, 31-30-5 ATS
Houston: 33-31 SU, 29-35 ATS

Denver most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games on the road
Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Denver
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games

Next up:
Denver home to Washington, Tuesday, March 16
Houston home to Memphis, Wednesday, March 17

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