Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Mavericks vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Houston Rockets on Sunday January 24th at the Toyota Center, Houston, TX Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Dallas Mavericks (25-20) vs. Houston Rockets (23-22)
Date: Sunday January 24
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -1.5 (Opening)
NBA Betting Total: 208 (Opening)
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For the 3rd time this season, the Mavericks and Rockets will meet up as both teams have split the opening two games in this season series.
The Mavericks went into Houston on 11/14 and had no problem handing them in a 110-98 blowout win.
The Rockets got their revenge on 12/4 as they went into Dallas and reversed fortunes in a 100-96 win.
The Mavericks held hard against one of the best in the West, but after two overtime games, their legs gave out late and their comeback attempt stalled out.
Dallas gave all they had in a 109-106 loss to Oklahoma City on Friday.
The Mavs were led by Chandler Parsons in the loss as he finished with 26 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. The bench contributed very little as JaVale McGee had 11, but no other players scored in double figures off the bench.
Nowitzki finished with 14 points as he’s averaged only 17.7 points to go along with 6.8 rebounds, but he’s been extremely inconsistent at times. He’ll be a major key, along with Zaza Pachulia as the Mavs try to slow down the Rockets Dwight Howard.
The Rockets put an end to their 2 game losing streak in a 4 point win at home against the Bucks.
Houston sits 17.5 back in the West, but hold onto that 7th spot in the Western Conference. Grabbing that 5 seed in the West is the goal of all the bottom teams right now as they look to avoid having to deal with the Warriors, Spurs, and Thunder in the playoffs come first round.
The Rockets have a daunting stretch upcoming as they have to deal with the Mavs, Spurs, and Thunder all to finish out the month with the Pelicans and Wizards mixed in there.
While Harden continues to perform at a high level, its Dwight Howard who remains the big question mark for them. Howard continues to recover from an ankle injury as he missed last game and is questionable for this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 5 games on the road
- Dallas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
- Dallas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Houston
- Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston’s last 14 games
Free NBA Prediction:
The Rockets are a different team without Howard down low.
Especially in a matchup like this, he is so important to slow down Dirk. With him more than likely out, the Rockets are in trouble on both sides of the floor here.
Look for the Mavs to control the game throughout and grab a 2-1 season series lead.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavs ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas 109 – Houston 95
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