Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Houston Rockets head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 33-12. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 114.4 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 16-31. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per contest and giving up 104.1, which is a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 22-22-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 21-23-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-22-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-26-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
01/22/18 PG Devin Harris Head is "?" Wednesday vs Houston
Chris Paul comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Eric Gordon averages 19.5 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dennis Smith has scored 14.8 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 114.4 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.84 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 44 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.5 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 24th in the NBA with 102.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.4. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Mavericks give up 104.1 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 20th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 13th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -6.5
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