The Mavericks grabbed a 105-100 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks were a 4-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 213.5.
Dallas got 18 points from O.J. Mayo and another 18 points from Shawn Marion. O.J. Mayo contributed 8 assists, while Elton Brand cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Houston got 20 points from James Harden in a losing cause and another 19 points from Jeremy Lin. James Harden contributed 7 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik had 15 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 52-44 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 52 boards, while Dallas only had 47.
Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Oklahoma City looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Indiana.