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Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets Free NBA Pick

Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 PM ET
 
Pepsi Center
 
Coverage: NBA League Pass
 
The Denver Nuggets look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Houston Rockets, who won all three meetings last season, including a 119-114 victory in Denver on February 25.
 
 
 
Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets snapped a two-game losing streak behind a season-high 40 points from James Harden and 26 points from Chris Paul on Sunday's 115-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers. It was Houston's first home game in five tries and it comes as the team deals with a disappointing start to the season and rumors and reports about Carmelo Anthony, who sat out for the second straight game with an undisclosed illness and is believed to be waived soon. 
 
James Harden also added nine assists and seven rebounds for a Rockets team that shot 42.6 percent from distance and made a season-high 20 3-pointers. Harden had eight and Chris Paul added five to lead Houston.
 
The Rockets are averaging 102.7 points per game (28th in the NBA), they grab 42.0 rebounds per game (26th), dish out 19.8 assists per game (29th) and allow 107.3 points per game (7th). James Harden leads the Rockets with 27.9 points per game, Chris Paul is averaging 17.3 points and team-bests with 7.9 assists and 2.6 steals and Clint Capela adds 15.6 points and team-bests with 11.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.
 
 
 
Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets are reeling, losing three straight games, including last Sunday's 121-114 home loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. Paul Millsap finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Nikola Jokic added 20 points, six rebounds and six assists but the Nuggets let Brook Lopez make a career-high eight 3-pointers, which tied the most in a game by a 7-footer in NBA history. Lopez was 8 of 13 from distance and the Bucks made 17 of 34 3-point attempts, which is concerning ahead of matchup against a Rockets team that loves to shoot 3-pointers.  
 
The Nuggets are averaging 109.9 points per game (17th in the NBA), they grab 47.7 rebounds per game (6th), dish out 24.5 assists per game (11th) and allow 103.5 points per game (4th). Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets with 18.0 points per game, Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.8 points and team-bests with 10.3 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.2 steals and Gary Harris is averaging 17.1 points per game.
 
 
 
NBA Trends:
 
The Over is:
 
10-4 in Houston's last 14 Tuesday games
 
5-2 in Houston's last seven games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
 
8-1 in Denver's last nine games following a straight up loss
 
6-2 in Denver's last eight Tuesday games
 
The Rockets possess a potent offense led by Harden, Paul and Capela and they're actually better without Carmelo Anthony while the Nuggets have balanced scoring throughout their roster and they should feast on Houston's porous defense. The Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Denver, add that to Denver's potential issues defending the 3-point shot and it's clear that this can be a high-scoring game.  
 
NBA Pick: Over 214.5 (-110) at Jazz Sports
 
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