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Houston Rockets Dallas Mavericks
30-17 January 29, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center 26-20



Houston pays a visit to Dallas on Wednesday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks sport a record of 26-20 and 25-20-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 30-17 and 23-21-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 24-22 for the Mavericks and 20-25-2 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Rockets before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 213 at TopBet.

The Mavericks - Rockets odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Rockets.

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Last time out for Houston, they were a 97-90 winner as they battled the Spurs at home. The Rockets covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Antonio was victimized for 23 points and 16 rebounds by Dwight Howard as the Rockets defeated the Spurs 97-90 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 116-106 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 222 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pistons were burned for 28 points by Dirk Nowitzki on Sunday as the Mavericks picked up a 116-106 win at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 7 in the league with 45.15 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 8.52 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 6 with 9 per contest.

Next up:
Houston home to Cleveland, Saturday, February 1st
Dallas home to Sacramento, Friday, January 31st