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Dallas MavericksHouston Rockets
March 3, 7:00 PM | Toyota Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Odds

26-32TEAM RECORD32-28

Toyota Center features an NBA battle between the host Houston Rockets and the visiting Dallas Mavericks in betting action on Sunday.

Houston battles the Mavericks, currently with a 26-32 mark (34-24 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 33-27 for the Rockets and 34-23-1 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Rockets in this one, they were listed earlier as 5.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 220 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Rockets) and the No. 18 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 106-102 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (106.6 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 27 at 102 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 46.5% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.6 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas won its last outing, a 98-90 result against the Nets on March 1. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 188 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dallas earned a 98-90 victory over Brooklyn on Friday, getting 20 points from Dirk Nowitzki at Barclays Center.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 118-110 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 228 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston got 24 points from James Harden en route to a 118-110 victory over Orlando on Friday at Amway Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Mavericks at Rockets trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Houston, Wednesday, March 6
Houston at Dallas, Wednesday, March 6