Nuggets Vs Rockets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – April 16, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 16, 2021

The Houston Rockets (14-41) are  underdogs as they try to break a four-game losing streak when they host the Denver Nuggets (35-20) on Friday, April 16 at Toyota Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on ALT. The over/under for the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 16, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nuggets vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 16

Shaquille Harrison: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee)

David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),
D.J. Augustin: Out (Ankle),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
Sterling Brown: Day To Day (Knee),
Danuel House Jr.: Out (Ankle)

Nuggets and Rockets Records ATS

  • Denver is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 27-28
  • The Nuggets have a winning record against the spread when favored by 8.5 points or more, going 5-4 this season.
  • Denver and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 56.4% of its games this season (31/55).
  • Houston has an 18-36-1 record against the spread this season.
  • 30 of Houston’s 55 games (54.5%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/28/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -6.5 222 -253 206 Regular Season 124-111 DEN

Scoring Trends

  • Denver’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup total (224 points) in 30 out of 55 opportunities (54.5% of matchups).
  • In 25 out of Houston’s 55 games this year (45.5%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Nuggets have seen a 225.1 average over/under in their games this season, 1.1 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Rockets’ games have an over/under of 223 points this season, one point fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.
  • The average implied total for the Nuggets this season is 114.5 points, 1.5 fewer points than their implied total of 116 points in Friday’s game.
  • Denver has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (116) 26 times this season.
  • The Rockets’ average implied point total on the season (115.3 points) is 7.3 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (108 points).
  • Houston has scored more than 108 points in 25 games on the season.
  • The Nuggets are at the fourth spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (115.1 PPG), while the Rockets allow the 25th-fewest points per game (114.8) in the league.
  • The Nuggets have out-scored their opponents by a total of 277 points this season (5.1 points per game on average), and opponents of the Rockets have out-scored them by 359 more points on the year (6.5 per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • The Nuggets points, rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He scores 26.0 points per game and adds 10.9 rebounds and 8.8 assists.
  • Jokic’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is set at 9.5 rebounds, 1.4 rebounds lower than his season average of 10.9.
  • The Nuggets are led by Jamal Murray from long distance. He makes 2.7 shots from deep per game.
  • Murray’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • Jokic leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. JaVale McGee collects 1.1 blocks a game to pace Denver.
  • Jokic’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.9 steals less than his season average of 1.4.

Rockets Leaders

  • Christian Wood holds the top Rockets spot in two categories: scoring (21.2 points per game) and rebounding (9.6 rebounds per game).
  • Wood’s points prop total for the contest is set at 18.5, 2.7 points lower than his season average of 21.2.
  • John Wall has the title of Houston assist leader, dishing out 6.9 assists per game this season.
  • Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 29.5, 1.5 lower than his season average of 31.0.
  • Eric Gordon leads the Rockets in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Gordon’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
  • Nobody on Houston grabs more steals than Jae’Sean Tate (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Wood (1.3 per game).
  • Tate’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals greater than his season average of 1.2.


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