Friday, June 2 2023

The Houston Rockets (19-60) are set to host the Denver Nuggets (52-26) on Tuesday at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Rockets are 13-27 at home and Denver is 19-19 on the road. The Nuggets snapped a two-game losing streak with their 112-110 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Houston is looking to bounce back from a 134-109 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamal Murray (thumb) and Nikola Jokic (calf) are listed as doubtful on the Nuggets’ injury report. 

Tip-off is at 8 p.m. ET. Denver is favored by 9.5 points in the latest Rockets vs. Nuggets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 230.5. Before entering any Nuggets vs. Rockets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters the final week of the 2022-23 NBA regular season a stunning 71-36 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $3,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rockets vs. Nuggets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs. Nuggets:

  • Rockets vs. Nuggets spread: Rockets +9.5
  • Rockets vs. Nuggets over/under: 230 points
  • Rockets vs. Nuggets money line: Houston +345, Denver -455
  • Rockets vs. Nuggets picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets

What you need to know about the Rockets

Things couldn’t have gone much worse for Houston as they lost 134-109 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Center Alperen Sengun put forth a good effort for the losing side as he dropped a double-double on 18 points and 15 boards in addition to five assists.

The Rockets are focused on closing out what became a disastrous season that resulted in what will likely be the second-worst record in the NBA, trailing only the Detroit Pistons. Houston does have a couple of nice pieces to build around for the future in shooting guards Jalen Green (22.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists per game) and Kevin Porter Jr. (19.0 points, 5.7 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game). Sengun is a double-double threat with per game averages of 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds.

What you need to know about the Nuggets

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors typically have all the answers at home, but on Sunday Denver proved too difficult a challenge. Denver had just enough and edged out the Dubs 112-110. Small forward Michael Porter Jr. and point guard Jamal Murray were among the main playmakers for Denver as the former posted a double-double on 29 points and 11 rebounds and the latter had 26 points and eight assists.

Allowing an average of 119.0 points per game, the Rockets haven’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end, which could bode well for the Nuggets, who may once again be without two-time reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic. If Jokic is unable to play, Denver will likely lean heavily on forwards Aaron Gordon (16.4 point, 6.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists per game) and Porter (17.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game) to replace his production. 

How to make Nuggets vs. Rockets picks

The model has simulated Rockets vs. Nuggets 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Rockets vs. Nuggets? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Rockets vs. Nuggets spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up nearly $2,900 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.



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