|NBA Mavericks vs. Rockets Picks & Predictions for Saturday, March 24|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:30|
Mavericks vs. Rockets Free Pick
HOUSTON, TX (ATS Consultants) – The Rockets have won two straight, while Dallas is coming off a loss on the road to the Spurs by 17. Before that loss, the Mavericks had won four of five games. Houston hosts Dallas on Saturday night at 8:05pmET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Rockets as a 3-point home favorite over the Mavericks, while the over/under total for the game is currently sitting at 195.5 points. Houiston enters play with a 26-22 overall record, 21-27 UNDER and is 18-16 at home this year while Dallas is 27-21 overall, 23-25 UNDER and 9-13 on the road.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rockets opened as a 1.5-point favorite over the Mavs and the spread has moved to 3 in most sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 195 and is now up to 195.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 66% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Mavericks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take the UNDER 195 Houston/Dallas. According to the latest NBA trends, the Mavs are 1-7 UNDER last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Houston is 3-7 UNDER L10 vs. Southwest. This series is 2-5 UNDER L7 in Houston. The Rockets are doing it with smoke and mirrors, winning with a backcourt of Courtney Lee and Goran Dragic with regular starters Kevin Martin and Kyle Lowry out. It helps playing Golden State but against Dallas, they'll struggle scoring. Dallas is just one game ahead of Houston in the Western Conference standings and coming off a humiliating home loss to the Lakers, while allowing 109 points, they will focus on playing better defense. Both teams will be tight in this one and defense will be the key in this one.
SATURDAY NBA FREE PICK: HOUSTON/DALLAS UNDER 195