NBA Betting Game Preview: Houston Rockets vs Dallas MavericksDate: Friday, December 4th, 2015 Time: 8:30PM Venue: American Airlines Center Opening Line: Dallas -5.5
It has been a truly awful start to the season for the Houston Rockets (8-11), and one that has seen them already make a coaching change. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what has gone wrong in Houston this season, but you can certainly start by looking at how poor they have been in their own end of the court. The Rockets are giving up 107.6 PPG, which has them sitting perilously close to the bottom of the league in that category. They have dug themselves a very deep hole, but they also have the talent to get out of it, and 2 wins in their last 3 games suggests that they might be looking to get on a roll. The good news for the Rockets is that the Western Conference has been a little weaker than we all believed it was going to be, which means they are currently only a half game out of the final playoff spot. They still have plenty of time to right the ship and get back in it. The Dallas Mavericks (11-8) are a surprise for all the opposite reasons as the Rockets. This is a team that most believed would have a hard time keeping pace in the west this season, yet after 19 games they are sitting rather comfortably with the 5th seed in the Western Conference. While the Mavericks have benefited from a surprisingly weak west this season, you also cannot deny that they are totally deserving of their record to this point. There are questions as to whether or not they can sustain this level of play, especially when they rely so heavily on a 37-year old Dirk Nowitzki. There have been some troubling signs of late, as the Mavericks have lost 4 of their last 6, but those have all come on the road. They have proven to be a whole lot better at home this season, where they are currently 5-2.
Pat Bev warming up the handles. https://t.co/DHb1rfpF6i— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) December 2, 2015