Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 29 (12/29): NBA

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 29 (12/29): NBA

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Rockets money line +115
Rockets spread +2 (-110)
Mavericks money line -135
Mavericks spread -2 (-110)
Over / under 214

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Houston Rockets Dallas Mavericks
Record 17-11 14-13
Road / home record 5-9 11-4
Streak L1 W1
Points per game 110.00 111.00
Points allowed per game 104.00 109.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 38.00
Rebounds allowed per game 39.00 43.00
Over / under record 11-17 17-10
 

Preview

The Houston Rockets continue on the road and will visit the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and they tied 1-1.  

 

Houston Rockets

The Rockets have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are 4-13 on the road this season with a 10-23 record overall ranking 5th in the Southwest Division. The Rockets are 5-14 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is 7-13 against opponents with a winning record.

Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Rockets. Green is averaging 21.9 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 42.7% over the last 10 games for Houston.

In their last 10 games the Rockets are 4-6, averaging 110.6 points, 49.1 rebounds, 22.1 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks get here with a 14-13 record and are 11-4 at home so far this season ranking 3rd in the Southwest. Dallas is the worst team in the league with 38.9 rebounds per game led by Doncic averaging 8.6.

Luka Doncic is averaging 33.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.7 steals for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16.9 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

In their last 10 games the Mavericks are 5-5, averaging 116.4 points, 39.1 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Dallas.

Houston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Dallas.

Houston are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.

Houston are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Dallas.

Dallas are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games.

Dallas are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas' last 7 games against Houston.

 

Prediction

The Rockets have been pretty good this season and are ranking #1 in defense in the league allowing 104 points per game. The Mavericks have bee up and down this season and have one of the worst records ATS but they're a very tough team to beat at home. They're also ranking #5 in defense allowing 109 points per game. Both teams will be full healthy for this game so expect a tight game but I'm going with the better team at this moment. Take the Cavs.

PICK: Rockets +2 (-110)

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