Rockets vs. Mavericks - 11/22/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (10-3) at Houston Rockets (9-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets TBA -- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Houston, FS-Southwest
The Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks face off on Saturday at the Toyota Center in a NBA West battle of two of the top teams.
The Houston Rockets are 9-3 this season but they have lost their last two games headed into this one. The Rockets looked like the top team in the NBA through the first two weeks until they came crashing to Earth against Memphis and then were upset by he Lakers. The Rockets are averaging 97.3 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent from the floor including 35.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 92.2 points and their opponents shoot 41.5 percent. James Harden leads the Rockets averaging 23.8 points, 6.9 assists, and 6.3 rebounds per game. Dwight Howard is averaging 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds, Trevor Ariza is averaging 14.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Terance Jones is averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds. The Rockets are the second best team in the NBA defensively.
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The Dallas Mavericks are the hottest team in the NBA winners of their last six games in a row. The Mavs are averaging 111.3 points and they are shooting 49.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 99.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.7 points per game to lead Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 19.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, Chandler Parsons is averaging 14.5 points and 4.6 rebounds, and Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.5 points and 10.2 rebounds. The Mavericks are the top scoring team in the NBA.
Houston is 8-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 8-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Dallas is 5-0 against the spread following a win, 5-1 against the spread on zero days rest, and 20-7 against the spread in their last seven games. Dallas has covered the point spread in the last 13 meetings against Houston.
The line for this game isn’t out as of yet but please check back and I will update this with my free pick.