Mavericks vs. Rockets Prediction

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets, 2/11/19 Predictions & Odds

The Rockets blew an 18-point halftime lead in their narrow loss to the Thunder over the weekend but will look to regroup on Monday night when they host the Mavericks at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Dallas at least cover the spread as a large road underdog?

Game Snapshot

561 Dallas Mavericks at 562 Houston Rockets

8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 11, 2019

Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Rockets are 9.5-point favorites to beat the Mavericks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 220.5 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockets to cover the point spread.

Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin

Luka Doncic powered the Mavs to a 102-101 win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday, tallying 28 points, nine boards, six dimes, four treys, one block and three turnovers across 38 minutes. Doncic got off to a slow start in this one, going 3-of-9 from the floor through the first half of action, but he looked like a superstar when the fourth quarter hit, rallying off 13 points while rocking a 34.6 usage rate as he led the Mavs to a win over the No. 4 seeded Blazers. Unfortunately, was clutching at his left hand and grimacing in pain at times throughout the game, which is the same hand that required a precautionary X-ray on Saturday. While the X-ray came back clean, it looks like this could become an ongoing issue.

Houston Rockets Fantasy Spin

James Harden (left shoulder soreness) is probable for Monday's game against the Mavericks. Harden took a hit from Steven Adams during Saturday's game and was bothered by a sore shoulder for the rest of the game. However, it didn't stop him from dropping 42 points on the Thunder. Coach Mike D'Antoni dismissed any concerns regarding Harden's shoulder and expects him to play Monday. He'll likely be receiving treatment leading up to tip-off.

NBA Betting Trends

Dallas

The Mavericks have covered the spread in nine of their previous 10 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous contest.

Houston

The Rockets are winless at the betting window in their last five games versus an opponent with a losing record.

Prediction

The road team covered the spread in four of the previous five games and while I don’t expect the Rockets to lose two in a row, I do like the Mavs tonight at the betting window. When the Rockets hit their shots they’re unbeatable but if their offense runs cold like it did in the second half versus the Thunder on Saturday night, then Houston’s shaky defense allows opponents to take over games. The Mavericks are 8-1-1 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and covered four straight on the road. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games.

Monday NBA Prediction: Dallas Mavericks +9.5

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