Mavericks vs. Rockets Prediction
Will the Houston Rockets cover as a double-digit home favorite on Sunday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks at 7:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Houston. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Rockets are 13.5-point home favorites versus the Mavericks, who opened as 13-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 216.5 after hitting the board at the same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: Houston. As of this writing, 61% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockets to cover the point spread. Over 50% of the betting tickets are also on the over.
Who We Like: The Mavericks are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four games versus the Rockets and have failed to cover the number in eight of their last 10 trips to Houston. The favorite is also a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in the last four meetings between these two teams.
Dallas is also just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games versus a team with a winning record and is 1-5 against the number in its last six games following an ATS win.
On the other side, the Rockets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, are 5-2 against the number in their last seven conference games, and are 7-3 at the betting window in their last 10 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. They've covered in four of their last five games coming off a win, too.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -13.5