Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets: Picks & Preview 01/02/2023

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets: Picks & Preview 01/02/2023

January 2, 2023


Game Preview

On Monday, a Southwest Division matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets will take place at Toyota Center. The Mavericks are holding a 21-16 record, while Houston is 10-26, with 6 of those wins happening at home. The Mavs have won two of the previous three meetings between these teams, and this is their fourth and final regular-season meeting.

In Dallas’ victory over the Rockets on December 29, Luka Doncic scored 35 points, had 13 assists, and pulled down 12 rebounds in just 34 minutes. That occurred soon after his epic 126-121 overtime comeback victory over the Knicks on December 27 in which he recorded 60 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Doncic celebrated New Year’s Eve shortly after that with 51 points, “only” nine assists, and six rebounds. Although the Mavs have won six straight games over the past two weeks, Doncic’s impressive statistics have not always translated into victories for the team.

With 25 points and seven rebounds against the Spurs on Saturday, Wood played well. The former Rockets forward is averaging 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds on 54.3% shooting, and 40.1% from 3-point range, which is exactly what they need from their number two option.

Now looking at the Rockets, we can only hope that they are going to turn it around. While another top-five pick will definitely improve things, it must be upsetting to be a fan or head coach Stephen Silas.

After losing his father, legendary NBA player and coach Paul Silas, in early December, Silas had a difficult year in 2022. His club has dropped eight of their past nine games and three straight. The Rockets just suffered a defeat of 108-88 against the struggling Knicks, who were missing Jalen Brunson and R.J. Barrett due to injuries.

Through the previous six games, this will be their third time these teams are meeting and the home team is leading. Houston suffered a six-point home loss to the Mavericks in their most recent game. They had an 11-to-1 advantage on the glass in that game, but they still lost because Doncic scored 50 points.

Let’s check the latest NBA picks, news, stats and NBA expert picks for Mavericks vs Rockets. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions for you to consider.


Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Game Information

  • Date: 01/02/2023
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location: Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX.
  • How to Watch Mavericks vs Rockets: Spectrum SN
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Mavericks vs Rockets Betting Lines

Mavericks are -290 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $34. On the other side, Rockets are +240 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $240.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Mavericks at a 74.36% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Rockets have 29.41% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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