Rockets vs Mavericks Pro Hoops Betting Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on April 5, 2016 in

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to NBA action on Wednesday night, there is no bigger game than the one that pits the Houston Rockets against the Dallas Mavericks. Both of these teams are fighting for their playoff lives, and there is a very real chance that one of them could make it into the postseason at the expense of the other. Right now, they are 2 of the 3 teams, the Utah Jazz being the other, who are battling it out for the final spot in the Western Conference playoff. Things are about as tight as it gets, with just a single game separating all 3 teams. The Rockets are the odd man out at the moment, and they are well aware that a loss here could put a serious dent in their playoff hopes. This is a must watch game that is being nationally televised, so why not place a wager or two at our NBA Odds page before you tune in.

How To Bet The Rockets Vs Mavericks NBA Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 PM EST
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: Rockets and Mavericks
Live Stream: WatchESPN

Why bet on the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets (38-39) are coming off an absolutely massive win against the Oklahoma City Thunder over the weekend, and now have just 5 games left to save their playoff skin. If truth be told, they have a pretty favorable schedule coming down the stretch, but this team has shown all season ling that they are not as reliable as we would have hoped. They are just 4-6 in their last 10 games, and really need to start stringing some wins together if they are to get out of the #9 seed. The good news for the Rockets is that they have won their last 2 games against the Mavericks, including the last time they hooked up in Dallas. Houston are averaging 106.0 PPG, and are giving up 106.7 PPG.

Why bet on the Dallas Mavericks

I have said it several times while covering the Mavericks (39-38) this year that they are one of the surprise teams of the season. It did look for a moment as though they were going to run out of gas coming down the stretch, but that have delivered another surprise by winning each of their last 4 games. They have a tougher road to travel in their final few games, but they will be facing a couple of teams who have already booked their playoff tickets, and who may be looking to rest some guys. A win in this one would allow Dallas to open up a 2-game gap on the Rockets, which could be huge at this late stage of the season. The Mavericks are averaging 102.8 PPG, and are giving up 103.8 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

With so much at stake in this game, there are sure to be some nerves on display. This is a game that could get sloppy, which may help keep it very close. I like the Rockets to just edge out the win here.

Houston Rockets 104 Dallas Mavericks 103