Rockets vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/22
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 22, 2023, 3:36:22 AM
The Houston Rockets (13-12) are set to face the Dallas Mavericks (16-11) at the Toyota Center on Friday at 6:00 p.m. CST. This preview includes team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a prediction.
The Dallas Mavericks, currently sixth in the Western Conference, have a 16-11 record. Luka Doncic continues to impress with stellar scoring and leadership.
Player Spotlight: L. Doncic
Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring, averaging an impressive 32.7 points per game with a remarkable 48.5% field goal percentage.
The Houston Rockets, currently ninth in the Western Conference, have a 13-12 record. The team faces the Mavericks on a 3-game losing streak.
Player Spotlight: A. Sengun
Alperen Sengun is a key contributor for the Rockets, averaging 19.7 points per game. The Rockets will look to bounce back on their home court.
The Dallas Mavericks will miss Dante Exum, Maxi Kleber, Josh Green, and Dereck Lively II. Seth Curry is listed as a game-time decision. The Houston Rockets have Tari Eason listed as a game-time decision, while Victor Oladipo is expected to return on December 26.
The Mavericks are coming off a loss against the LA Clippers, while the Rockets faced a defeat against the Atlanta Hawks. The previous matchup between the Mavericks and Rockets resulted in a 121-115 victory for the Mavericks.
The Houston Rockets, playing on their home court and with the Mavericks on a 2-game losing streak, are in a favorable position to win and cover the spread.
The Rockets will rely on their key players, including Alperen Sengun, to take advantage of the Mavericks' potential vulnerabilities. With a -7.5 points spread, the Rockets are expected to secure a decisive victory.
Pick: Houston Rockets -7.5
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