Mavericks vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 23, 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks (16-16) visit the Houston Rockets (9-22) at Toyota Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, December 23, 2022. The Rockets are 7-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 219.5 point total.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Rockets

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing the Mavericks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -276 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +223 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 219.5 points.

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Mavericks vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Mavericks vs. Rockets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Mavericks are 11-19-2 this season. Dallas has been victorious in 15, or 60%, of the 25 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Mavericks games this year have hit the over on 18 of 31 set point totals.

The Rockets have played 31 games, with 13 wins against the spread. Houston has won nine of the 29 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (31%). Rockets games this season have gone over the total in 16 of 31 opportunities (51.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Mavericks

Mavericks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 29 32.2 8.3 8.7 1.6 0.6 2.8
Christian Wood 29 17.2 8.1 1.3 0.4 0.7 1.6
Spencer Dinwiddie 31 16.6 3.3 5.3 1 0.3 2.7
Tim Hardaway Jr. 30 13.3 2.7 1.7 0.9 0.1 2.8
Dwight Powell 27 5.8 3.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 31 21.3 4.2 3.6 0.8 0.3 2.2
Kevin Porter Jr. 30 18.9 5.6 5.6 1.5 0.5 1.9
Alperen Sengun 28 14.4 8.7 2.3 0.6 1 0.1
Jabari Smith Jr. 30 11.8 7.1 0.7 0.5 1 2
Kenyon Martin Jr. 31 10.7 5.1 1.5 0.4 0.4 0.8
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Mavericks vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Garrison Mathews: Questionable (Illness), Eric Gordon: Out (Thumb), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas ranks 22nd in the NBA with 110.9 points per game this season. At the other end of the court, it ranks sixth with 109.5 points allowed per game. The Mavericks are scoring 111.8 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 1.8 more points than they’re averaging on the road (110). The Mavericks have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 111.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.7 points more than the 110.9 they’ve scored this season.

Dallas ranks top-five this season in three-point shooting, ranking third-best in the league with 14.8 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 14th with a 35.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Mavericks are attempting 41.8 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 50.3% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 61.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 41.3 treys per contest, which are 49.7% of their shots (and 38.4% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

On offense, Houston is the third-worst squad in the league (109.5 points per game). On defense, it is 20th (115.4 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Rockets are averaging 1.9 more points per game at home (110.5) than away (108.6). Over their past 10 games, the Rockets are scoring 109 points per contest, compared to their season average of 109.5.

In 2022-23 Houston is 19th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.4 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (33%). The Rockets take 39% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.1% of the Rockets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 70.9% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Mavericks, and we project that Rockets will cover the spread (Mavericks -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 219.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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