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Ben DuBose

Rockets at Nuggets (Nov. 28): Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet

With 21 points, a career-high 19 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks, 20-year-old center Alperen Sengun was a beast for the Houston Rockets in Saturday’s big win over Oklahoma City. For the second-year prospect, those numbers reminded many of the early days in Denver for Nikola Jokic, now the NBA’s back-to-back MVP.

Starting Monday, the competition gets much steeper for Sengun, who will now face Jokic himself in back-to-back games.

If you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research for the first of two Rockets-Nuggets games, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds and over/under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at BetMGM.

The game starts at 8:00 p.m. Central and can be seen via AT&T SportsNet Southwest (in Houston markets) or on NBA League Pass.

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The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

  • Point spread: Nuggets -11.5
  • Money line: Nuggets -650 / Rockets +475
  • Over-under: 228.5

Click here to place your bets at BetMGM.

Rockets at Nuggets injury report:

  • Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate out (right ankle soreness)
  • Nuggets: Jeff Green out (right knee contusion), Collin Gillespie out (right lower leg fracture), Michael Porter Jr. doubtful (left heel contusion), Bones Hyland questionable (non-COVID illness)

Expected Lineups

Advice and prediction

Houston has won two straight games and three of its past five, and the two losses (each by single digits) featured a blown 20-point lead and historic shooting nights by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Asking the Rockets (5-14) to win in Denver might be too much, but they are playing better of late, so covering isn’t out of the question.

On the other side, while Denver (12-7) is the current No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, their average point differential per game is only +0.7. We’ll take the visitors to cover that large spread number.

Prediction: Nuggets 118, Rockets 109

Get more betting analysis and predictions at Sportsbook Wire.

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