The Houston Rockets have enjoyed a franchise resurgence under general manager Daryl Morey and head coach Mike D’Antoni. Houston leads the Southwest Division. The Rockets have been a profitable NBA betting online team on the road. The Dallas Mavericks franchise has collapsed as owner Mark Cuban has run out of ideas. Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki has run out of time as an elite superstar. The glory years are over for the Mavs and their aging star. The Mavericks host the Rockets on Wednesday.
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: Houston -7, O/U 218
Rockets vs. Mavericks TV Coverage: ESPN
The Dallas Mavericks missed the playoffs for just the second time since 2000 last year. It was also the Mavs first losing record since 2000. Mark Cuban must be commended for saving the franchise and leading it to a 2011 NBA title. But age has caught up with the Mavs, who now must rebuild. Dallas is no longer one of the most appealing NBA betting online commodities on the board. The Mavericks are 16-31 straight up and 24-22-1 against the spread. Dallas is 12-13 against the spread at home. The Mavericks have gone over the total in just nine out of 25 home games. Also, Dallas is coming off a 98-75 home payout over the Washington Wizards. The Mavericks have gone under the total in five out of their last seven games. The high flying days of the Dallas offense are long gone. Dallas ranks 24th in the NBA for scoring offense. The Mavs are a respectable tenth for scoring defense.
The Houston Rockets are 33-12 straight up and 22-22-1 against the spread. Houston has covered the spread in 12 out of 21 games. They have gone over the total in just seven out of 21 away games. Houston has the second ranked scoring offense in the NBA. James Harden is lighting it up with a team high 31.4 points per game. Houston ranks 18th in the NBA for scoring defense. The Rockets have come away with the money in five out of their last seven games. Houston is coming off a 99-90 home payout over Miami. The Rockets have gone under the total in five straight games.
Team vs Team
The Rockets have covered the spread in six out of their last eight games with the Mavericks. Dallas and Houston have gone under the total in five out of their last six matchups. Houston has had the online sportsbook advantage over the Mavericks at Dallas. The Rockets have come away with the cash in three out of their last four visits to Big D. The Rockets and Mavericks have gone under the total in three out of their last four meetings at American Airlines Center.
Matchup to Watch
This matchup comes down to a dynamic team on the rise against one whose best days are far behind it. Houston will have the best NBA betting online asset in James Harden. Their offense clearly has more firepower than Dallas and the Rockets are in good form as well.
Rockets vs. Mavericksx NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Houston is the call based on their offense and proven ability to get the cash against Dallas.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Houston Rockets -7
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Rockets 112, Mavericks 92