Houston Rockets (8-6) vs. Dallas Mavericks (10-6)
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks – Tonight in an exciting Southwest Division matchup, the Houston Rockets (8-6) face off against Dallas Mavericks (10-6). NBA free prediction makes betting on this game profitable; as it promises a close and competitive battle: with Houston winning three in a row while Dallas just ended their own three-game skid last time out; though Dallas has held the upper hand so far between these teams. But Houston comes into this contest riding their momentum into this matchup!
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks Game Info
|Tuesday, November 28, 8:30 PM ET
|American Airlines Center
|NBA League Pass
Alperen Sengun (C) vs. Luka Doncic (PG)
Sengun is enjoying a breakout year in his sophomore season, putting up over 20 points and 9 rebounds per contest. His strengths lie in the post, where he uses crafty footwork and touch around the basket to score with efficiency. However, his average defensive capabilities make him susceptible when switched onto quicker guards.
On the other side, Doncic is an MVP frontrunner yet again, averaging 30.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.8 assists. His combination of scoring, playmaking and rebounding make him a triple double threat anytime he takes the floor. While he can be turnover prone at times, his ability to takeover games in the clutch is unmatched.
This matchup pits Doncic’s dynamic versatility against Sengun’s dominance down low. If Sengun can avoid getting switched onto Doncic, he should find success inside. But if Dallas coerces those mismatches, Doncic’s quickness could prove problematic for the young big man. Ultimately, Doncic’s superstar talent gives him the edge to lead his team to victory.
Houston’s Balanced Attack
Behind Sengun, Houston has assembled a balanced attack with 6 players averaging double figures in scoring. Jalen Green provides secondary scoring while Eric Gordon, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jabari Smith Jr. offer shooting and playmaking. Kenyon Martin Jr. and Usman Garuba polish off the rotation with energy and defensive versatility.
Dallas Fueled by Doncic’s Brilliance
Outside of Doncic, Dallas leans heavily on Spencer Dinwiddie, Christian Wood and Tim Hardaway Jr. for supplementary scoring. Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock provide shooting and defense on the wing. Beyond that, the Mavericks have struggled to find reliable depth up to this point.
NBA Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -220, Over/Under: 233.5
The Mavericks enter as 5.5-point home favorites with Doncic spearheading the league’s #1 offense. Meanwhile the total sits at 233.5 points as both teams boast top half scoring units while struggling defensively.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
Houston are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Houston are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
Houston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Dallas.
Rockets are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 14 games when playing on the road against Dallas.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
Dallas are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Dallas’ last 18 games.
Dallas are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’ last 6 games against Houston.
Dallas are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas’ last 14 games when playing at home against Houston.
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
The trends and stats point towards a competitive affair tonight in Dallas. The Rockets have played inspiring basketball of late, covering six straight games. Meanwhile history shows the total going under when these teams meet in Dallas. Still, Doncic and the Mavs offensive firepower combined with Houston’s defensive limitations suggest this game eclipses 233 total points.
In the end, Dallas’s dynamic backcourt seems poised to exploit Houston inside. Look for Doncic’s all-around brilliance and Jalen Brunson’s scoring to propel the Mavericks despite Alperen Sengun’s monster performance. Back the Mavericks laying 5.5 points for a win on home court. Also, take a look at best betting sites for any player prop bets that catch your eye in what should be an entertaining Texas showdown.