Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 4

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 04, 2022, 5:47 PM
  • The Nuggets (34-25) are -13.5 favorites vs. the Rockets (15-43)
  • Total (Over/Under): 235.5 points
  • Friday, March 4, 2022 at 9:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on ALT & SportsNet SW

The Houston Rockets visit Ball Arena to take on the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:00pm EST in Denver.

The Nuggets are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -13.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Rockets are 25-36 against the spread, while the Nuggets are 29-33 against the spread.

The Rockets vs Nuggets Over/Under is 235.5 total points for the game.


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Rockets vs. Nuggets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Houston Rockets+13.5 -110O 235.5 -110700
Denver Nuggets -13.5 -110U 235.5 -110-1100

Against the spread this NBA season, the Rockets have gone:

  • 25-36 against the Spread (-14.6 Units / -21.41% ROI)
  • 15-47 against the Moneyline (-15.15 Units / -23.73% ROI)
  • 35-26 against the Over for game total points (+6.4 Units / 9.38% ROI)
  • 26-35 against the Under for game total points (-12.45 Units / -18.27% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the Game Total Over in 30 of their last 45 games (+14.60 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 32 of their last 50 games (+13.26 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 41 games (+7.51 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 28 of their last 47 games (+7.19 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 37 games (+5.75 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 2Q Spread in 16 of their last 51 games (-22.25 Units / -40% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the Game Total Under in 14 of their last 45 games (-18.95 Units / -38% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 20 of their last 56 games (-18.60 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 1H Spread in 18 of their last 53 games (-18.17 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the Spread in 10 of their last 35 games (-17.50 Units / -45% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Nuggets have gone:

  • 29-33 against the Spread (-7.3 Units / -10.7% ROI)
  • 36-26 against the Moneyline (-10.4 Units / -7.31% ROI)
  • 34-28 against the Over for game total points (+3.2 Units / 4.69% ROI)
  • 28-34 against the Under for game total points (-9.4 Units / -13.78% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 34 of their last 50 games (+18.66 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 46 games (+15.70 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the Game Total Over in 32 of their last 50 games (+12.20 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 1Q Spread in 28 of their last 43 games (+11.33 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 35 of their last 61 games (+8.45 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 16 of their last 49 games (-29.35 Units / -41% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 17 of their last 56 games (-23.56 Units / -38% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 62 games (-20.98 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the Moneyline in 10 of their last 20 games at home (-18.35 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Denver Nuggets have only covered the 4Q Spread in 23 of their last 61 games (-17.65 Units / -26% ROI)

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Houston Rockets: Keys to the Game vs. the Denver Nuggets

The Rockets are 11-43 (.200) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Rockets are 8-32 (.200) when they lose the turnover margin this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .439

The Rockets were 1-15 (.062) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .512

The Rockets were 6-32 (.158) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .458

Denver Nuggets: Keys to the Game vs. the Houston Rockets

The Nuggets were 7-3 (.700) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .503

The Nuggets are 43-18 (.705) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Nuggets are 34-11 (.756) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .542

The Nuggets are 14-5 (.737) when allowing fewer than 10 fastbreak points this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .570

Injury Report: Nuggets vs. Rockets - Friday's Game, Mar. 04

  • Zeke Nnaji (Nuggets): The Nuggets have listed Nnaji as QUESTIONABLE for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Rockets.
  • Vlatko Cancar (Nuggets): The Nuggets announced that Cancar had surgery on his foot and will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks.
  • Michael Porter Jr. (Nuggets): Porter Jr. has been cleared for on-court contact and is hoping to return sometime in March, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Jamal Murray (Nuggets): Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and no timetable has been announced for his return.
  • Usman Garuba (Rockets): Garuba will undergo surgery and will miss 6-8 weeks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN>
  • Dennis Schroder (Rockets): The Rockets have listed Schroder as QUESTIONABLE for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Nuggets.

Houston Rockets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have averaged 16.3 turnovers per game (751 turnovers/46 games) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Rockets have 24.5 free throw attempts per game this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Rockets have a 29% free throw rate (1,129 free throw attempts/3,941 field goal attempts) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24%

The Rockets have an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4 (1,052 assists/ 751 TOs) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

Denver Nuggets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 14.7 assists per game (633 assists/43 games) in the first half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.4

The Nuggets have 18.0 free throw attempts per game this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Nuggets have averaged 8.7 offensive rebounds per game (376 rebounds/43 games) this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Nuggets are shooting 50% (2,609/5,184) in the first half since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 46%

Houston Rockets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have blocked 304 shots on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

Denver Nuggets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Nuggets have averaged 3.8 blocks per game (164 blocks/43 games) this season — tied for 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (249 blocks/59 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Nuggets stole the ball 582 times last season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Nuggets have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (487 blocks/115 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9


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