Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 11/16/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
American Airlines Center is the location where the Dallas Mavericks will go up against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
The Rockets faced off with the Clippers and ended up losing by a score of 122-106 in their last game. Houston ended the game with a 45.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 86) and made 9 of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Rockets made 19 of 31 shots for a percentage of 61.3%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned 40 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In regard to defending, Houston allowed 50.6% from the floor on 41 out of 81 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 25 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Los Angeles pulled down 44 boards (9 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up shooting 78.8% from the charity stripe by burying 26 of their 33 attempts. They made 14 of their 38 attempts from downtown. With respect to personal fouls, the Rockets finished with 22 while the Clippers finished the game with 23 personal fouls.
Jalen Green is a guy who was a major factor for this game. Green walked away from this one shooting 52.6% from the floor and also totaled 7 assists. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and snagged 6 rebounds. He racked up 25 points on 10 out of 19 shooting.
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Houston will play this contest with a mark of 2-12 this year. They have an average of 109.6 points per contest (23rd in the NBA) while hitting 43.9% from the floor. The Rockets are hitting 34.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (177 of 507) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Houston is collecting 44.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 305 assists for the season, which ranks 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 17.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.4 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 28th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (118.1). The Rockets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 49.5% (610 of 1,232) and they surrender 43.6 boards per contest as a team. They rank 24th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 375 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 117-112 against the Trail Blazers. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Dallas permitted Portland to get 44 overall (12 on the offensive side). They finished 41.9% from distance by hitting 13 out of 31 and finished the contest at 27 of 35 from the charity stripe (77.1%). The Mavericks permitted the Trail Blazers to make 36 of 80 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.0% in this matchup. Overall, the Mavericks went 41 for 81 from the field which had them at 50.6%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Dallas made 14 of their 43 attempts (32.6%). They were able to make 21 of those for a rate of 80.8%. The Trail Blazers had 21 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Mavericks recorded 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in the matchup.
Luka Doncic pitched in for the Mavericks for this contest. Doncic totaled 42 points in his 38 minutes on the court and totaled 10 assists for the game. He knocked down 13 of 22 in this contest for a rate of 59.1%, and earned 13 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 7-5 for the year. The Mavericks are committing 20.9 fouls per game and they shoot 74.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 19.8 times per contest (30th in the league) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. Dallas has scored 1,326 points for the year (110.5 per game) and they average 39.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Mavericks are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which is 14th in the NBA.
The Dallas defense surrenders 35.0% on shots from distance (121 of 346) and their opponents are knocking down 80.1% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 22.5 dimes and 41.4 rebounds per game, which is 6th and 5th in basketball. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 107.2. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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