The Rockets and Nuggets battle for seeding in what could possibly be a preview for a first round matchup in the Western Conference. Get NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rockets (42-33) have gone under a total makeover this season. They were a normal, middle of the pack squad for the last couple of years, but that has changed suddenly. Jeremy Lin and James Harden have taken this team to new heights and now to a playoff spot in the very difficult Western Conference. They sit seventh, three games ahead of the Lakers but only a game behind the Warriors for sixth. The Rockets have won three games in a row and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Two of those wins in their last 10 have come against the Clippers and Spurs.
The Nuggets (52-24) are one of the hottest teams in the whole NBA right now. They went on that long 15 game winning streak and are on another three game streak. The Nuggets are 8-2 in their last 10 games and are four games behind the two teams tied for the lead in the West, the Thunder and Spurs. They are two games ahead of the Clippers for third and it seems like that is where they will end up when the regular season concludes.
The Rockets are 39-35-1 against the spread and 16-20-1 on the road. The Nuggets are a very solid bet in most cases as they are 46-30 ATS and have been 25-12 while playing at home.
I love the way the Rockets play but I am even more of a fan of the Nuggets. They can get up and down the floor better than anyone else and tough to beat at home; they are 34-3 in Denver. The Nuggets will win at online sportsbook usa.