Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/10/2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 8 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 40-25. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.7 as they average 113.2 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 27-38 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 108.1 points per game and surrender 109.8, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-33-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-30-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-28-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-35-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/09/19 G James Harden Wrist is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
03/08/19 F Kenneth Faried Hip is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
03/08/19 F Maxi Kleber Knee is questionable Sunday vs Houston
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. James Harden averages 36.6 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Luka Doncic averages 21.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Tim Hardaway averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game. The Rockets allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 22nd in the league with 108.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Mavericks are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Mavericks surrender 109.8 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 24th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Dallas is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 16th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -8
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