Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets - 5/12/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets - 5/12/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks

NBA2k Sim: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Line: Dallas Mavericks -9.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5

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The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks meet Tuesday afternoon in a NBA2K simulation game. 

The Houston Rockets can be a fun team to play with in this game with an 81 overall rating and an 88 athleticism rating, which is the best in the game. James Harden is one of the best players in this game with a 97 overall rating and an 84 rating from beyond the arc. Russell Westbrook carries a respectable 89 rating overall and a 90 driving dunk rating. Robert Covington is a 80 overall and Eric Gordon is a valuable role player with an 80 three point rating. The Houston Rockets can lack depth and can have issues finding easy offense when Harden and Westbrook go to the bench, but the 1-2 punch in their starting lineup makes them dangerous. Defense and rebounding are the Rockets main issues in this game. 

The Dallas Mavericks are actually one of the highest rated teams in this game with an 82 overall rating and a 89 outside scoring rating, which is the best in this game. Luka Doncic is a dominant force in this game with a 96 overall rating and a 84 three point shooting rating. Kristaps Porzingis makes for a solid No. 2 option with his 86 overall rating and 80 three point shooting rating, while Seth Curry carries a 90 three point shooting rating. Tim Hardaway Jr. has a 84 three point shooting rating, while Maxi Kleber, JJ Barea and Delon Wright all have three point shooting ratings in the 80s. Needless to say, the Dallas Mavericks are an explosive offensive team if the person working the sticks is good with the shot meter. With that said, the Dallas Mavericks defensive rating of 59 does leave room for improvement.

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the more explosive offensive teams in this game due to their depth and ability to shoot the basketball. The problem is the Mavs are one of the worst defensive teams in this game as well. Only the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards have lower defensive ratings in this game than the Mavs. I'm not running to the window to lay a ton of points with the Mavericks in these simulations. The Houston Rockets have a talented 1-2 punch that allows them to do damage and hang around.

Give me the Rockets and the free points.

 

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.