The Dallas Mavericks (21-16) visit the Houston Rockets (10-26) on January 2, 2023 at Toyota Center. The Rockets are underdogs by a 7.5-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of six in a row with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. The matchup’s over/under is 226.
How to bet Mavericks vs. Rockets
Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -289 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +234 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 226 points.
Mavericks vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSW
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Mavericks vs. Rockets Betting Trends
In the Mavericks’ 37 games this year, they have 13 wins against the spread. Dallas has been the favorite in 30 games this season and has come away with the win 20 times (66.7%) in those contests. Mavericks games this year have hit the over on 22 of 36 set point totals.
Against the spread, the Rockets are 15-18-3 this season. Houston has compiled a 10-24 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 29.4% of those games). Rockets games this year have hit the over 18 times in 36 opportunities (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||35||13.6||3.1||1.7||0.9||0.1||2.8|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||35||19.4||5.5||5.8||1.3||0.4||2.1|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||35||12.1||7||0.9||0.5||0.9||1.9|
Mavericks: Luka Dončić: Probable (Ankle), JaVale McGee: Out (Illness), Dorian Finney-Smith: Out (Adductor), Josh Green: Out (Elbow), Maxi Kleber: Out (Hamstring)
Rockets: Alperen Sengun: Questionable (Back), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas has a top-five defense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 110.4 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 17th with 112.6 points scored per contest. Offensively the Mavericks have performed better in home games this year, putting up 114 points per game, compared to 111.1 per game away from home. In their last 10 games, the Mavericks have been racking up 114.6 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 112.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Dallas owns a 36.1% three-point percentage this season (14th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by sinking 15 three-pointers per contest (third-best). This season, the Mavericks have taken 50.3% two-pointers, accounting for 62% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 49.7% from three-point land (38% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston is the second-worst team in the NBA in points scored (109.4 per game) and 20th in points conceded (115.8). In 2022-23 the Rockets are scoring 0.9 fewer points per game at home (108.9) than away (109.8). While the Rockets are putting up 109.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, producing 107.2 points per contest.
Houston is 17th in the league in 3-pointers made (11.6 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (33.1%). In 2022-23, the Rockets have taken 39.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 60.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.7% of the Rockets’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 70.3% have been 2-pointers.
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