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Rockets vs Mavericks Preview

Dallas MavericksHouston Rockets
15-12December 23, 2013, 08:00 | Toyota Center18-10

The Rockets will hit the floor running against the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Mavericks will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 13-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Rockets are 15-11-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Dallas is 15-12 on the totals; Houston is 15-13.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

The Rockets sit at No. 7 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 100-97.

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. Dallas got 21 points from Dirk Nowitzki but lost anyway 123-108 against the Suns on Saturday at US Airways Center.

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. Dwight Howard poured in 35 points for Houston on Saturday, as they defeated Detroit 114-97 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (106.39 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.3 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 47.43% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (46.48% on average).

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