Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Prediction NBA Picks 3/31/24

Houston Rockets (38-35) vs Dallas Mavericks (44-29)

Game Info: Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -1 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Mavericks vs Rockets prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks recently beat the Nuggets, Spurs, Jazz, and Kings. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.8 points and 9.8 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.4 points and 5 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Daniel Gafford is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently beat the Trail Blazers, Kings, Spurs, Wizards, Cavaliers, Bulls, Jazz, and Thunder. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 20 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.7) this season.
  • Amen Thompson ranks 7th amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (6.3) this season.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Luka Doncic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for points per game (33.8) this season.
  • Daniel Gafford ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (71.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.5%).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (75.7%).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (39.3).

Mavericks vs Rockets prediction

I've been high on the Mavericks all year, and they're playing some of their best ball right now while fighting to stay out of the play-in tournament. However, the Mavs could be without Luka who is questionable with a knee injury. Also, the Rockets haven't lost a game since March 6, and they're competing with the Warriors for that last spot in the play-in tournament. The Rockets smoked the Mavs back in December by 26 points. Should be a fun game and could go either way. I'll ride the hot Rockets at home if forced to make a pick.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -1

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