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NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 23, 2013

NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets

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    The Denver Nuggets (25-18) have won four consecutive games against the Houston Rockets (22-21), which must be considered when making your NBA against-the-spread picks on Wednesday night, as the two Western Conference rivals meet at the Toyota Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nuggets are 2.5-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 217 in the betting market.

    Let's take a closer look at this exciting affair from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Denver Nuggets

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    The Denver Nuggets have won seven of their last 10 games, including a spirited 121-118 overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder as one-point home underdogs last time out. 

    Sports bettors will find that the Nuggets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Houston. 

Houston Rockets

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    The Houston Rockets ended their seven-game losing streak by earning a 100-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats last time out, but they've compiled an 0-8 against-the-spread record in that span.

    Sports bettors will find that the Rockets have covered the number in four of their five home games when favored by three points or less during the 2012-13 NBA season. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Denver Nuggets as one of their pro basketball picks on Wednesday night, as the underdog is 8-2-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings in this series.

    NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets +2.5

     

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