The Denver Nuggets (43-19) are coming into tonight’s game off the back of a 134-124 OT victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Their opponents tonight, the Houston Rockets (13-47), are currently struggling on a rough nine-game losing skid.
The Nuggets bounced back from a tough loss to the Memphis Grizzlies with their exhausting OT win over the Clippers. Star center Nikola Jokic led on offense with an impressive 40 points. The Rockets, meanwhile, most recently lost to the Portland Trail Blazers at 131-114. Center Alperen Sengun led the offensive charge with just 17 points.
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets Match Details
Fixture: Nuggets @ Rockets
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28, 08:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets Injury Report
On the Nuggets’ front, point guard Collin Gillespie is out with a lower leg injury. Power forward Zeke Nnaji is out with a shoulder injury. Point guard Jamal Murray is questionable due to lower back pain. Power forward Aaron Gordon is probable despite dealing with rib issues at the moment.
On the Rockets’ end, shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. is questionable due to foot issues. Small forward Jae’Sean Tate is taking a rest day and is not expected to play tonight.
|Collin Gillespie||Nuggets||Lower leg||Out|
|Jamal Murray||Nuggets||Lower back||Questionable|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||Rockets||Foot||Questionable|
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets Betting Odds and Spreads
|Nuggets||-10.5 (-110)||Ov 232 (-110)||-475|
|Rockets||+10.5 (-110)||Un 232 (-110)||+380|
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets Starting 5s
Nuggets – PG: Jamal Murray, SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF: Michael Porter Jr., PF: Aaron Gordon, C: Nikola Jokic
Rockets – PG: Kevin Porter Jr., SG: Jalen Green, SF: Kenyon Martin, PF: Jabari Smith, C: Alperen Sengun
Nuggets vs. Rockets Prediction
Last time these two teams clashed this NBA season, the Nuggets soundly beat the Rockets at 120-100.
On offense, the Nuggets are averaging 118.1 points per game. Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic continues to dominate on the offensive end of the court. On defense, the Denver outfit are surrendering an average of 113.9 points per games. Against the Clippers, the Nuggets successfully bounced back from a frustrating 112-94 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies loss broke a four-game winning streak for the Nuggets. They will look to resume piecing together a winning streak tonight.
The Rockets, meanwhile, have had a catastrophic season for the most part thus far. On offense, the Houston outfit are averaging just 110 points per game whilst surrendering 118.6 points per game on average. Their current losing skid is the latest of several this season. Despite some respectable offensive output from the likes of Jalen Green this season, the Rockets are simply struggling to gain any traction and are currently in last place in the Western Conference standings.
Overall, the Nuggets are the vastly superior team tonight and should be able to secure another win over the ailing Rockets tonight.