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Rockets Winning the Battle of Texas

The Houston Rockets have not looked quite right this season, but a game against the Dallas Mavericks may help cure what ails them. The Rockets are 5-1 SU and ATS in their past six games against their in-state rivals.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 15-8 in the Mavericks past 23 games.
  • The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their past five home games.
  • Zaza Pachulia is averaging a double-double for the Mavs this season.

Houston easily bowled over the Mavs in five games in the opening round of the playoffs last year thanks to Dwight Howard, who averaged 16.6 points and 13.8 rebounds per game in the series. The Rockets have been killed by turnovers this season and don’t look to be rectifying the problem as they have given up at least 20 turnovers in three of their past five games.

The ageless wonder that is Dirk Nowitzki continues to put the Mavs on his back, with the 37-year old averaging 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Houston Rockets installed as -5.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 212.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-102 win for the Mavericks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets sit at 4-5 (3-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Dallas Mavericks are currently 5-4 (5-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Houston is 3-6 OU and Dallas is 4-5 OU. This season the Houston Rockets are 4-5 overall and 3-6 ATS against the number, while the Dallas Mavericks are 5-4 and 5-4 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 3-6 on the OU, and Dallas is 4-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Dallas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 13 (Houston Rockets) and the No. 24 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Houston's No. 13-ranked offense (101.78 PPG) against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.11 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 42.71% from the field per game, less than the Dallas Mavericks have managed so far this NBA season (43.16% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas got 18 points from Zaza Pachulia en route to a 90-82 victory over Los Angeles on Friday at American Airlines Center.

The Rockets wasted a 28-point performance from James Harden as Denver ran past them 107-98 on Friday at Pepsi Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Dallas's last 23 games
  • Dallas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 12 games on the road
  • Houston is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Philadelphia, Monday, November 16th
Houston home to Boston, Monday, November 16th