Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets - 12/23/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets (9-22) vs Dallas Mavericks (16-16)

Game Info: Friday, December 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +6 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet Friday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. The Dallas Mavericks have lost 5 of their last 8 games. The Houston Rockets have lost 6 of their last 9 games.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33 points and 8.7 assists, while Christian Wood is averaging 17.5 points and 8 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Kemba Walker is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.

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The Mavericks are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games and 8-18-2 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Rockets are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston.

This is a lot of points to lay with a Dallas Mavericks team that's banged up, not playing well and loses on the road by an average of 4.1 points. The Houston Rockets have been more competitive as of late, and they only lose at home by an average of 2.2 points. The Rockets did beat the Mavs when these teams faced off back in November. I'll take a shot with the home dog here.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +6

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