Mavericks at Rockets - 1/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (25-20) at Houston Rockets (23-22)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet Sunday afternoon at the Toyota Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.4 points and 5.6 assists. Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.7 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.6 points and 6.9 assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Marcus Thornton is dishing 1.4 assists and Ty Lawson is dishing 4.1 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won 11 of their last 15 home games. Patrick Beverley is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Rockets play their best ball at home and have been very consistent overall at the Toyota Center. Meanwhile, the Mavs haven't been great on the road and don't have enough consistent offense to hang with Houston most of the time.
I really like Houston and the small number at home.