Dallas Mavericks (18-38) at Houston Rockets (41-13)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -13.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Dallas Mavericks have a chance to win back-to-back games for the second time since January. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 assists. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Houston Rockets look for another victory to build on their solid seven-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.4 points and nine assists while Chris Paul is averaging 19.3 points and 8.3 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 11.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won seven straight home games.
The Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Houston, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 49.3 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent shooting from three on the road this season. That's rough percentages when going up against a flamethrowing Houston offense, and that old Mavs roster is on the end of a back to back. The over has also hit in 10 of the last 14 Houston Rockets home games. Instead of playing with double-digit chalk and leaving yourself open to a backdoor cover, just take the over.