Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks - 1/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (8-7) vs Houston Rockets (5-9)
Game Info: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -10 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Houston Rockets look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Victory Oladipo is averaging 27 points and five rebounds while Christian Wood is averaging 23.5 points and 1.4 assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 26.1 points and 9.5 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.2 points and 8.8 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Mavericks are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Rockets last 21 overall. The under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 overall. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are starting to heat up, but this is a lot of points for two teams on the end of a back to back. The Houston Rockets are more talented than what the results show and they are coming off a feel good win over the Pistons. The Mavs should win this game, but this is a boatload of points to lay. I'll take my chances with the Rockets and the free points.