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Rockets face Mavericks: NBA odds preview

Houston RocketsDallas Mavericks
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | American Airlines Center

Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

21-18TEAM RECORD16-23

Dallas looks to cover the Mavericks-Rockets pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 16-23 mark when they host Houston in NBA action.

The Mavericks sport records of 16-23 and 20-19 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 21-18 and 21-17-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-15-1 for the Mavericks and 23-16 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Rockets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 13. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-100 win for the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 10-ranked offense (99.4 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.7 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (46% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 103.9 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.

Houston lost its last outing, a 117-109 result against the Clippers on January 15. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 226 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston suffered a 117-109 loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday, getting 23 points from James Harden in a losing effort at Toyota Center.

Dallas won its last outing, a 113-98 result against the Timberwolves on January 14. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks grabbed a 113-98 win over the Timberwolves on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Darren Collison at American Airlines Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Rockets at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Indiana, Friday, January 18
Dallas home to Oklahoma City, Friday, January 18

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