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Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks 7/31/2020 Odds Picks and Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks 7-31-2020 Odds Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks 7/31/2020 – Two teams with similar records and jocking for a better position in the playoffs are set to go to war as the Dallas Mavericks take on fellow Texas state team Houston Rockets. This exciting NBA Western Conference showdown will happen on Friday, July 31 at exactly 9:00 PM Eastern Time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Reunion, Florida. Television rights are given to ESPN and for streaming, options would be NBA League Pass and SofaScore. For this matchup, NBA Bracket Betting the Mavericks hold the slight edge over the Rockets for this very important game.

Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks 7/31/2020

When: July 31, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena, Reunion, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks 7/31/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +1 (-110) 226.5 u (-110) -103

Dallas Mavericks
-1 (-110) 226.5 o (-110) -117
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Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets is playing full small-ball since the trade deadline and they now have a 40-24 record before the nationwide sports lockdown. They were also on momentum and won their last five after losing four consecutive games. This team will have their MVP duo ready to suit up as James Harden is the league’s top scorer with 36.7 points along with 6.4 rebounds and 7.4 assists. On the other side, Russell Westbrook is doing 27.5 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists a night. Eric Gordon has been the third-best scorer for the team and him being healthy is bad news to any of their opponents.

Players to watch: J. Harden SG GP 61 GS 61 MIN 36.7 PTS 34.4 OR 1 DR 5.3 REB 6.4 AST 7.4 STL 1.7 BLK 0.9 TO 4.5 PF 3.4 AST/TO 1.6 PER 28.39

R. Westbrook PG GP 53 GS 53 MIN 35.9 PTS 27.5 OR 1.8 DR 6.3 REB 8 AST 7 STL 1.7 BLK 0.3 TO 4.5 PF 3.5 AST/TO 1.6 PER 21.59

E. Gordon SG GP 34 GS 13 MIN 28.6 PTS 14.5 OR 0.2 DR 1.7 REB 1.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.1 PF 2 AST/TO 1.4 PER 10.57.

Dallas Mavericks Betting

The Dallas Mavericks have been battling short term injuries for Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis all season long but they manage to hold a 40-24 record as well. The long lay off has helped them so far and both players look healthy during the scrimmages. Seth Curry has been the player to watch and adds more floor spacing for the Mavericks as he proved that he can shoot the three-ball almost as good as his brother. Boban Marjanovic has been a good revelation during the scrimmages and he looks to be fitting in well alongside Porzingis. Overall, this team when they have Doncic and Porzingis together will be a tough team to beat.

Players to Watch: L. Doncic SG GP 54 GS 54 MIN 33.3 PTS 28.7 OR 1.3 DR 8 REB 9.3 AST 8.7 STL 1.1 BLK 0.2 TO 4.2 PF 2.5 AST/TO 2.1 PER 27.75

K. Porzingis PF GP 51 GS 51 MIN 31.3 PTS 19.2 OR 1.7 DR 7.7 REB 9.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.1 TO 1.6 PF 3.1 AST/TO 1.1 PER 19.4

T. Hardaway Jr. SG GP 63 GS 50 MIN 28.8 PTS 15.8 OR 0.4 DR 2.8 REB 3.1 AST 2 STL 0.6 BLK 0.1 TO 1 PF 1.7 AST/TO 2 PER 15.06.

Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks 7/31/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Dallas.
Houston are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against Dallas.

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’ last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas’ last 15 games against Houston.
Dallas are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas’ last 8 games when playing at home against Houston.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

T. Sefolosha SF (Personal) is out for season
R. Westbrook PG (COVID-19) is upgraded to probable Friday vs Dallas
A. Rivers SG (Personal) is “?” Friday vs Dallas
B. Caboclo PF (COVID-19) is “?” Friday vs Dallas

Dallas Mavericks

C. Lee SG (Calf) is out for season
D. Powell PF (Achilles) is out for season
W. Cauley-Stein C (COVID-19) is out for season
J. Brunson PG (Shoulder) is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Dallas Mavericks
31-33 Against the Spread 38-29
28-36 Straight Up 40-27
118 Points per Game 116
114 Points Allowed per Game 110
45.36 Offensive FG% 46.25
78.73 Offensive FT% 77.26
34.82 Offensive 3PT% 36.91
46.12 Defensive FG% 45.43
76.09 Defensive FT% 75.67
34.84 Defensive 3PT% 34.51

Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks

This is an interesting battle of duos with Harden and Westbrook going up against Doncic and Porzingis. With both likely canceling each other out, the more balanced Mavericks are seen as the better bet according to Best Sports Book Online. This will now boil down to the supporting cast on how much they can help their team leaders.

Moneyline: The Rockets are having an ML of -103 for this match with the Mavericks not far behind at -117.

ATS: Just one point separating both teams in this matchup. The Rockets hold the +1 and the Mavs have -1.

TOTALs: The given total for this match is 226.5 points with the Rockets going under and the Mavs are over.

Score Prediction: 109 – 107 Mavericks