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Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Odds
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).
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.
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
Dallas home to Houston, Wednesday, March 6
Houston at Dallas, Wednesday, March 6