The Dallas Mavericks will head to Houston to take on the Rockets and their high powered offense. Get your odds from Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Rockets have exceeded expectations this season and are currently sitting with a 26-22 record which puts them 6.5 games behind the Spurs in the Southwest Division standings. The Rockets are still within striking distance of the top of the division, but need to keep up their winning ways in order to keep pace. The Rockets are paced by a stellar offense. They rank 8th in the NBA in total points scored per game at 98.1 points per. Kevin Martin is the leading scorer for the Rockets and is averaging 17.1 points per game on the season to lead a well-rounded Rockets offensive attack.
The Mavericks once again have a team that is of the league’s elite, but they are not quite the type team that won the NBA title last season. The Mavericks are however primed to make a run at the title again as the playoffs are fast approaching. The focus of the Mavericks is on the Spurs and winning their division which they currently trail by 6 games. If they lose to the Rockets today that will drop them in the standings even further. While the Rockets are largely an offensive club the Mavs specialize on the defense end of things. They are averaging opponents to score just 93 points per game which is 8th in the league.
Overall the Rockets are 4-2 in their last six games. Of note is also the fact that the over is 9-3 in their last 12 due to that high octane offense. The Mavericks on the other hand are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 on the road.
We normally favor a good defense around here, but it’s too hard to ignore the good play of the Rockets and the fact that they are at home in this one. Let’s take the Rockets in what is currently a pick em’ game at the best sports books.