Refresh  
  Page last updated on Tue May 03 19:58:04 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
CARMELO ANTHONY IS AVERAGING 32.1 PPG IN HIS PAST 7 GAMES.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 05:49 AM EDT

DENVER NUGGETS (31-24)

at HOUSTON ROCKETS (25-30)

Tip-off: Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
Line: Houston -2.5, Total: 223

The Nuggets still have Carmelo Anthony, and now they’re getting some of their walking wounded (Chauncey Billups, Nene) back in the lineup. But can they find success on the road?

Denver enters Monday night in possession of the sixth seed in the ultra-competitive West. But the Nuggets have gotten there despite a 9-17 SU and 12-14 ATS record on the road. They might be able to turn it around in Houston, though. Historically, Denver has struggled to contain Yao Ming. Over the past three seasons, Yao has averaged 22.0 PPG on 59.2% shooting against the Nuggets, and the Rockets are 13-6 SU against Denver with Yao in the lineup. But without Yao, Denver is 3-2 SU against the Rockets. Basketball scores.

Despite all the trade-fueled distractions, Anthony is on fire of late, averaging 32.1 PPG on 55.4% shooting in his past seven games. There have been games when Shane Battier and the Rockets defense has held him in check, but that wasn’t the case during the teams’ last Monday’s meeting in Denver. Melo attacked Battier relentlessly, getting him into foul trouble and getting to the line a whopping 18 times. His final line: 50 points on 16- of-24 FG and 16-of-18 from the line. Denver fell short that night, as Kevin Martin nearly matched Anthony. Martin made up for a dud performance (eight points) at Denver in January with 37 last Monday. He also had 29 and 21 in his two home games against the Nuggets as a Rocket. Basketball odds.

Houston is coming off three straight ATS home losses, but it finished strong in a 106-102 loss to Dallas on Saturday. This one is going to be tight, but considering its win in Denver a week ago, as well as the Nuggets’ consistent road struggles, I’m going with Houston. A couple of trends from the FoxSheets back that pick up, including:

HOUSTON is 21-9 ATS (70.0%, +11.1 Units) versus poor defensive teams – allowing 99+ points/game this season. The average score was HOUSTON 107.2, OPPONENT 103.1 – (Rating = 2*).

DENVER is 11-27 ATS (28.9%, -18.7 Units) when the line is +3 to -3 over the last 2 seasons. The average score was DENVER 102.8, OPPONENT 106.3 – (Rating = 2*).

Ten of Denver’s past 13 games have finished Over the total and this FoxSheets trend also sides with the Over. Basketball spreads.

DENVER is 13-3 OVER (81.3%, +9.7 Units) when playing 6 or more games in 10 days this season. The average score was DENVER 111.4, OPPONENT 110.8 – (Rating = 2*).


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASEBALL 4/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
BASKETBALL 3/8/2016 - 4/12/2016
HOCKEY 3/8/2016 - 4/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Toronto Raptors
2
St. Louis Blues
3
Miami Heat
4
Chicago Cubs
5
Golden State Warriors
05/03/2016
MLBDET TIGERS vs CLE INDIANS3:10 PM PST
MLBCHI CUBS vs PIT PIRATES (PROPS)4:05 PM PST
MLBNY YANKEES vs BAL ORIOLES4:05 PM PST
MLBTEX RANGERS vs TOR BLUE JAYS4:05 PM PST
NHLTB LIGHTNING vs. NY ISLANDERS4:05 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs MIA MARLINS4:10 PM PST
MLBSFO GIANTS vs CIN REDS4:10 PM PST
MLBATL BRAVES vs NY METS4:10 PM PST
MLBLA DODGERS vs TB RAYS4:10 PM PST
NBAMIA HEAT vs TOR RAPTORS5:05 PM PST
MLBMIN TWINS vs HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs CHI WHITE SOX5:10 PM PST
MLBLA ANGELS vs MIL BREWERS5:10 PM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs STL CARDINALS5:15 PM PST
MLBWAS NATIONALS vs KC ROYALS5:15 PM PST
NHLSJ SHARKS vs. NAS PREDATORS6:05 PM PST
NHLDAL STARS vs. STL BLUES6:35 PM PST
MLBSEA MARINERS vs OAK ATHLETICS (PROPS)7:05 PM PST
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs SDG PADRES (PROPS)7:10 PM PST
NBAPOR TRAIL BLAZERS vs GST WARRIORS7:35 PM PST
05/04/2016
MLBSFO GIANTS vs. CIN REDS09:35 AM PST
MLBCHI CUBS vs. PIT PIRATES09:35 AM PST
MLBATL BRAVES vs. NY METS10:10 AM PST
MLBLA ANGELS vs. MIL BREWERS10:40 AM PST
MLBWAS NATIONALS vs. KC ROYALS11:15 AM PST
MLBSEA MARINERS vs. OAK ATHLETICS12:35 PM PST
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs. SDG PADRES12:40 PM PST
MLBDET TIGERS vs. CLE INDIANS3:10 PM PST
MLBNY YANKEES vs. BAL ORIOLES4:05 PM PST
MLBTEX RANGERS vs. TOR BLUE JAYS4:05 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs. MIA MARLINS4:10 PM PST
MLBLA DODGERS vs. TB RAYS4:10 PM PST
NBAATL HAWKS vs CLE CAVALIERS5:05 PM PST
MLBMIN TWINS vs. HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs. CHI WHITE SOX5:10 PM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs. STL CARDINALS5:15 PM PST
05/05/2016
NBAMIA HEAT vs TOR RAPTORS5:05 PM PST
05/06/2016
MLBCLE CAVALIERS vs ATL HAWKS4:05 PM PST
NBASAN SPURS vs. OKC THUNDER6:35 PM PST

x