Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks 4/7/24

Dallas Mavericks (47-30) vs Houston Rockets (38-39)

Game Info: Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 3:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -6.5--- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have gone cold again as they are now hoping to put a halt to a four-game slide after getting burned by the Heat in a 119-104 loss on Friday. Jalen Green led the team in scoring with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Dillon Brooks added 18 points while Jabari Smith Jr chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds. As a team, the Rockets shot just 37 percent from the field and 14 of 44 from the 3-point line, but they started to fall behind when they allowed 37 points in the second quarter and they couldn't catch up in the second half where they managed just 45 points.

Dallas Mavericks

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks have been on fire as they've won 13 of their last 15 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Warriors in a 108-106 win on Friday. PJ Washington led the team with 32 points, five rebounds and five steals, Kyrie Irving added 26 points with eight rebounds and seven assists while Daniel Gafford chipped in with 10 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Mavericks shot 47 percent from the field and 12 of 34 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they squandered an early 16-point lead, until they went on another run in the fourth quarter to pull away and escape with the narrow victory.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Daniel Gafford ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (71.2%) this season.
  • Kyrie Irving ranks 5th amongst qualified players for FT% (91.0%) this season.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.7) this season.
  • Jabari Smith Jr. ranks 24th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (8.2) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • 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 goals made per game this season (14.7).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (76.1%).
  • The Rockets rank 28th in the league for assists per game this season (24.6).

Rockets vs Mavericks prediction

The Rockets are still missing Alperen Sengun and Jae'Sean Tate, while the Mavericks are keeping eyes on Luka Doncic and Maxi Kleber who both hold a questionable status for this one. The Rockets have looked like a different team over their past four losses, while the Mavericks have continued to roll with a statement win over the Warriors in their last outing. The line is reasonable for this one, so I'm just going to keep it simple and take the Mavericks, assuming that Doncic is able to suit up here.

Peter’s Pick Dallas -6.5

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