The Dallas Mavericks will look to continue their win streak this Wednesday when they take on the struggling Houston Rockets at Toyota Center down in Texas. Are we going to see an upset in this Texas shootout? Or will the Mavs continue their hot streak? Check out our preview of this game below
Betting Preview for the Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets NBA Regular Season Game on April 7, 2021
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: SNSW
Betting on the Dallas Mavericks (odds)
Regular Season Record: 28-21
Even without Kristaps Porzingis, the streaking Mavericks extended their unbeaten run by bringing down arguably the best team in the league right now in the form of the Utah Jazz. Luka Doncic had 31 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists in the Mavs’ 111-103 home win over the Jazz on Monday, while Jalen Brunson came off the bench and scattered 20 points across 30 minutes of action. Porzingis (wrist) might continue to heal up from the sidelines and miss the Rockets game, but given Houston’s current state, Dallas might not need the Latvian unicorn to score a win at the expense of the lottery-bound Rockets. Plus, the Mavs beat Houston on the road back in January without Porzingis. Doncic had a huge triple-double of 33 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists in that game, while Tim Hardaway had 30 points with 8 threes.
The Mavericks are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games.
Betting on the Houston Rockets (odds)
Regular Season Record: 13-37
The Rockets are going in the opposite direction of Dallas, as Houston is currently on a five-game losing skid after falling prey to the Phoenix Suns on Monday at home, 133-130. That’s still a ton of offense Houston dropped in a loss to a playoff contender, so at least that’s something for the team to chew on. Kelly Olynyk had 21 points, while Christian Wood provided 23 more, Kevin Porter Jr. also had 20 points. Houston looked good enough in that game to feel encouraged by its chances against Dallas, which lost to the Rockets at home on Jan. 23, 133-108. However, the top two players for the Rockets in that game are either gone or injured. DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Gordon combined for 61 points to compensate for John Wall’s paltry sum of 7 points on 3-of-9 shooting. Speaking of Wall, he could be back this Wednesday after missing games due to a knee issue. At the end of the day, Houston is a much better team with Wall active, so the team is hoping he’ll be back out there when the Rockets host Dallas.
The over is 3-0 in the Rockets’ last three home games.
The Mavericks win, 125-110.
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