This is a very tough spot for the Nuggets having to play at altitude in Utah the night before. Both teams need this game as the Nuggets are battling for the playoffs while Houston is battling for home court in the playoffs. The Rockets have jelled as a team under Rick Adelman and only give up an average of just under 92 points per game ranking them 4th in the league. Luther Head has played well for the Rockets hitting on 22 of his last 35 shots heading into Friday’s action. Head has been aggressive and has gotten into a good rhythm for the Rockets. Denver has performed poorly in back to back games as they are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 back ends and failed twice in a row at home in this spot. Let’s take the rested and better defensive team in the Rockets in this one +3.