Free NBA Pick: Mavericks vs Rockets Lines
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(0-2) Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets (1-1)
Date: Sunday October 30
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Houston -250, Dallas +215
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -6
NBA Betting Total: 216
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Dallas is still looking for its first win of the season as it heads to rival Houston. You have to wonder if the pieces they have assembled actually fit.
Houston lost their opener at the Lakers but won on the road against Dallas.
This a rare scheduling where teams are playing each other back to back.
For years the Mavs have been swinging and missing on their primary free agent targets. This year they brought in Harrison Barnes, so far so good.
It is a small sample size but he has taken some of the scoring load off of Dirk by averaging 25ppg. Hopefully he is realizing his potential.
Speaking of Dirk he showed no age in the opener but missed the last game against Houston due to illness. He is expected to play but be sure before getting down.
Barnes and Nowitzki are not a bad frontcourt duo but I really do not like their backcourt. Deron Williams is past his sell by date and JJ Barea shouldn’t play as much as he does.
Add to that the fact that Wesley Mathews might be the worst contract in the NBA and it is easy to see why this team is going to struggle all season long.
It is going to be a long season in Big D.
This year the Rockets have a different look with Mike D’Antoni the coach. They are going to try and outscore opponents. So far they are only 8th in scoring though.
It is not a terrible way to go when you have James Harden. He is averaging 30ppg and 12apg through the first couple. The question is whether the team can keep up.
Eric Gordon is an above average player who is a good pickup for the change in style. He is more than happy to shoot, a lot.
To rebound the ball they are relying on Clint Capela. He has the bulk to hammer inside but I am not sure he is of the rebounding savant variety.
Houston is definitely going to live and die with their shooting this season, which mean that Ryan Anderson has to revert to form.
One player who can actually play defense is Trevor Ariza. If the form is back in his shot though he could also score a lot of points because there will be lots of opportunity.
Their only other player with some defensive chops is Patrick Beverley but he is out until the middle of the month. It really hurts their depth.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall.
- Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Mavericks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- Under is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 7-1 in Rockets last 8 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 7-1 in Rockets last 8 games following a ATS win.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
Playing at tempo is not a disadvantage for the Mavericks, even on the road. That is probably the way they should play even though they are a mostly older team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston -6
Be that as it may I am not sure this group is going to steal their first win on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 111 – Dallas 102
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