For fans of offensive basketball, Friday night is appointment viewing. Houston is Rocket fueled by NBA scoring machine James Harden. While the Mavericks are firing with emerging superstar Luka Doncic. The defense is an afterthought for both clubs. Which has some gamblers thinking over the total with the NBA lines?
Additionally, both the Rockets and Mavericks are playoff certainties. That and the four-month break could impact “load management.” Should Harden and Doncic get extra rest the betting dynamics will change dramatically. Supplementing that is the status of both team’s benches. To go with those aforementioned leaky defenses.
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
|Date and Time:||Friday, July 31, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||The Arena (WWOS) Orlando, Florida|
|Rockets vs. Mavericks TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Odds Overview
In comparison to most other teams, Dallas and Houston have strong offensive reputations. Oddsmakers are aware of those online betting perceptions. They are fully aware of gamblers thinking over the total. And will have the lines ready to meet such demand. Namely, Harden gives the Rockets a public betting factor. Casual gamblers know of his scoring prowess.
Houston Rockets Overview
Fashion that the Rockets are 40-24 straight up and 29-35 vs. the line. NBA metrics have the Rockets second for scoring and 22nd for points allowed. Of great concern is that Houston went UNDER the total in 36 of 64 games.
Key Houston Rockets: SG James Harden 34.4 PTS, 6.4 REB, 7.4 AST, 43.5 FG%, 36.2 3P%, 86.1 FT%, PG Russell Westbrook 27.5 PTS, 8.0 REB, 7.0 AST, 47.4 FG%, 25.4 3P%, 77.7 FT%, SG Eric Gordon 14.5 PTS, 1.9 REB, 1.5 AST, 37.0 FG%, 31.9 3P%, 75.7 FT%
Dallas Mavericks Overview
In like manner, the Mavericks are 40-27 straight up and 35-29-3 against the spread. Dallas went over the total in 40 of 67 games. Mavs metrics are third for scoring and 15th for points allowed.
Key Dallas Mavericks: SG Luka Doncic 28.7 PTS, 9.3 REB, 8.7 AST, 46.1 FG%, 31.8 3P%, 75.2 FT%, PF Kristaps Porzingis 19.2 PTS, 9.5 REB, 1.7 AST, 9.5 REB, 42.0, FG%, 34.9 3P%, FT%, SG Tim Hardaway Jr. 15.8 PTS, 3.1 REB, 2.0 AST, 43.7 FG%, 40.7 3P%, 80.1 FT%
Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks Against the Spread
The Rockets are:
- 11-6 against the spread as a favorite
- 5-3 over the total when laying points
- 2-6 vs. the line head to head with the Mavericks
- 4-10-1 under the total in their series with Dallas
- 4-10 vs. the odds against Western Conference opponents
- 1-5 under the total against the Western Conference
The Mavericks are:
- 5-4-1 on the board against the Western Conference
- 7-3 over the total when facing Western Conference opponents
- 2-4-1 vs. the spread as a dog
- 4-6 under the total when getting points
- 6-2 with the line as a dog to the Rockets
- 4-10-1 under the total head to head with Houston
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Free Pick
In view of their defense do the underdog Mavericks bring potential NBA lines success? Further, the Rockets have been a poor value all season. As mentioned earlier Dallas brings consistent value as a dog in this series.
Rockets vs. Mavericks SBG Best Bet: Dallas Mavericks