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NBA BASKETBALL

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets

The division rival Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Toyota Center.

Dallas was a 123-108 loser in its last match on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 231 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Houston won its last outing, a 114-97 result against the Pistons on December 21. The Rockets covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Dallas:
Team record: 15-12 SU, 13-13-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Houston

When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Houston:
Team record: 18-10 SU, 15-11-2 ATS

is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Dallas

When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Dallas home to San Antonio, Thursday, December 26
Houston at San Antonio, Wednesday, December 25