houston rockets vs dallas mavericks ODDS COMPARISON & PREDICTION
Can the Rockets put up any kind of fight against their in-state rival Mavs and Luka Doncic?
The Rockets weren’t expected to be good this season, but right now they’re first in the Victor Wenbanyama sweepstakes. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. have stepped up their games but there just isn’t enough on that team for the Rockets to be competitive this season. They’ve got the 2nd worst FG% in the league and their defense is giving the 2nd best FG% to their opponents. Not a great combination.
With the way Luka Doncic is playing, you’d expect the Mavs to have a slightly better record. His 34.3 points per game leads the league, and he compliments that with 8 assists and almost 9 rebounds. Despite his outstanding play, there isn’t a great second option behind him on the team, and the Mavs are only 22nd in scoring. It’s hard to see Spencer Dinwiddie, Christian Wood, or Tim Hardaway being the 2nd best player on a championship level team. Their wins have to come from superhuman effort by Doncic.
Before they face off, the Rockets will play at home against the Clippers on Monday night, and the Mavs will play at home against the Clippers on Tuesday night.
WHY BET ON THE houston rockets
The Rockets may not be winning many games, but they can score the ball. The over has hit in 3 of their last 4 games and they’re averaging 116.5 points per game in that span. The Mavs play good defense, but they may overlook the lowly Rockets.
WHY BET ON THE dallas mavericks
The Mavs have been awful against the spread this season. In their last 10 games they have a record of 1-8-1 despite being favored in every one of those matchups. If teams can slow Luka down, they don’t have much else to worry about.