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Nuggets-Rockets Betting Guide: Will Harden and Co. Continue Denver Dominance?

Jan 07, 2019 2:40 PM EST

Photo credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: James Harden

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets

  • Spread: Rockets -1.5
  • Over/Under: 215.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

>> All odds as of 2:30 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets

The Nuggets and Rockets are red-hot lately, going 8-2 straight up (SU) over their last 10 games. James Harden is back in the MVP race. What does all that mean for tonight’s game? Our analysts discuss.

Betting Trends to Know

Since the beginning of the 2016-17 regular season, James Harden has faced the Nuggets eight times. The Rockets are 8-0 SU and 6-2 against the spread (ATS) against Denver in that span, covering the spread by 8.6 PPG.

Since 2016, the Nuggets are the Rockets’ most profitable opponent ATS, netting bettors 3.8 units. In those eight games, Harden is averaging 30.3 PPG, 9.8 APG and 7.4 RPG. He’s scoring 9.7 PPG in the fourth quarter against the Nuggets on 51.5% shooting (46.2% from downtown). — Evan Abrams

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