Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets

Houston Rockets Odds

Russell Westbrook has been the top player on the Houston Rockets this month, and he will look for another strong outing on Sunday against the host Denver Nuggets. Westbrook scored a season-best 45 points in Friday’s 131-124 road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and has scored 30 or more in six of the past seven games while averaging 31.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists in January.

Backcourt mate James Harden suffered a thigh injury during Friday’s game and scored a season-low 12 points — and his three lowest outputs of the season have all occurred this month. Harden has made just 64 of 192 shots (33.3 percent) over his last nine games.

Denver Nuggets Odds

The Denver Nuggets look to capture a split of the four-game series with Houston when they host the Rockets on Sunday. Denver is 1-2 against the Rockets this season but stands just 2-12 versus Houston since the start of the 2016-17 season.

The Nuggets are on a lengthy roll entering this contest and have won 17 of their last 23 after posting a 113-106 road win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Center Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double and seventh in eight games. Shooting guard Gary Harris (groin) returned from a five-game absence and had just six points on 3-of-12 shooting.