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(33-12) Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks (16-31)
Date: Wednesday January 24
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 218
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The Rockets got down big early to the Heat on Monday night but chipped away at the deficit and come away with a nine-point win and a push.
Miami was missing both Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson, in addition to Dion Waiters, who is out for the season. It was playing without a traditional point guard and mostly used a point forward with either James Johnson or Justise Winslow.
Still, Houston struggled to score. James Harden had 26 points but he didn’t score those points very efficiently.
Harden also flopped unforgivably against Hassan Whiteside, who could only look at him and laugh. Whiteside came out of the whole thing looking really cool and Harden like a bum.
Still, it was the first time in a long time that Houston was completely healthy, with Ariza back in the starting lineup and the bench fully stocked with the four main reserves.
Some of the guys who have recently returned still aren’t up to 100 percent. That will take some time but that’s what the regular season is for if you’re a championship contender.
The Mavericks beat the Wizards down on Monday night to snap a little three-game skid and get back in the win column at home. Barnes led the team with 20 and Smith, Matthews and Ferrell were also in double-figures. Barnes added ten rebounds for the double-double.
Salah Mejri got two technicals and the heave-ho but the real fireworks came after when Rick Carlisle cursed him out on the way to the locker room.
He’s got a problem with how Mejri has been treating the refs and let him have it in an entertaining moment on the sideline.
But the last game may have been more of an example of Washington beating itself, rather than the Mavericks really taking control of the game. The Wiz have been horrible and were horrible in that game.
Bradley Beal and John Wall scored 18 and 11 points, respectively, and were the only players in double-figures for Washington.
The Rockets don’t often give games away. At least, they require a particular high level of play to keep up with them.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1-1 in HOU last 8 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in HOU last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 7-2-1 in DAL last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 10-3-1 in DAL last 14 Wed. games.
- DAL are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction: Houston gets a road win.
But I’m not keen on the Rockets winning too big. Harden doesn’t look 100 percent to me, nor does Ariza. Dallas plays hard and can keep this one close.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavs ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 115 – Dallas 110
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