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Houston RocketsDallas Mavericks
March 6, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

33-28TEAM RECORD26-33

Houston pays a visit to Dallas on Wednesday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks sit at 26-33 (34-25 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 33-28 (33-27-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 35-23-1 OU, and Houston is 34-27 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Mavericks were listed as 2-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 223 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Mavericks and the No. 11-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-102 win for the Rockets on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 11 in the league with 42.9 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 2 with 10.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.2 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 136-103 result against the Rockets on March 3. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 239 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks were blown out by Houston on Sunday, losing by a 136-103 final at Toyota Center in basketball betting action.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rockets at Mavericks trends to consider:
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Golden State, Friday, March 8
Dallas at Detroit, Friday, March 8