Rockets vs Mavericks: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 4, 2021

The Dallas Mavericks (2-4) visit the Houston Rockets (2-2) at after Jalen Brunson went off for 31 points in the Mavericks’ 118-108 loss to the Bulls. The matchup airs on NBA TV at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, January 4, 2021. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 4, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Mavericks Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 4

Rockets:
Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),
Mason Jones: Day To Day (Right Ankle),
Ben McLemore: Day To Day (Self Isolating),
James Harden: Day To Day (Right Ankle)

Mavericks:
Luka Doncic: Out (Quad),
Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Knee),
Maxi Kleber: Day To Day (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Rockets (-1)

Pick OU:
Under ()

Prediction:
Mavericks 112 Rockets 109
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Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
James Harden 68 34.3 6.6 7.5 1.8 0.9 4.4
Eric Gordon 36 14.4 2.0 1.5 0.6 0.4 2.7
Christian Wood 62 13.1 6.3 1.0 0.5 0.9 0.9
Danuel House 63 10.5 4.2 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.0
Ben McLemore 71 10.1 2.2 0.8 0.6 0.2 2.5

Mavericks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 5 24.4 7.6 6.4 0.6 0.4 1.0
Tim Hardaway Jr. 6 14.8 3.5 2.0 1.0 0.2 2.7
Josh Richardson 6 13.5 3.5 2.0 0.7 0.3 2.0
Jalen Brunson 6 12.7 3.0 3.5 0.7 0.0 1.0
Maxi Kleber 6 8.8 4.7 0.8 0.5 0.7 2.0

Mavericks Player Props

  • Luka Doncic’s assists prop total for the matchup is posted at 8.5 assists, 2.1 assists higher than his season average of 6.4.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.8 shots greater than his season average of 2.7.
  • Maxi Kleber’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.8 blocks higher than his season average of 0.7.

Shooting Trends

  • The Rockets made 44.9% of their shots from the field last season, which was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Mavericks allowed to their opponents (46.1%).
  • Houston went 22-10 against the spread and 26-6 overall when it shot higher than 46.1% from the field.
  • Dallas went 23-12 against the spread and 25-10 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 44.9% from the field.
  • The Mavericks shot 46.2% from the field, equal to what the Rockets’ opponents shot last season.
  • Dallas had put together a 29-11-2 record against the spread and a 31-11 straight up record in games it shot higher than 46.2% from the field.
  • Houston went 22-15-1 against the spread and 31-8 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot above 46.2% from the field.
  • The Rockets knocked down 34.8% of their three-point shots last season, 0.7% lower than the 35.5% the Mavericks allowed opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Houston put together a 24-13 record against the spread and a 28-9 straight-up record in games last season when the team hit more than 35.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Dallas put up a 24-14-1 against the spread while going 29-10 overall in games last season when its opponents shot higher than 34.8% from deep.
  • The Mavericks shot 36.7% from beyond the arc last season. That’s just 1.8 percentage points higher than the Rockets allowed their opponents to shot from deep (34.9%).
  • Dallas went 32-17-2 ATS and 35-16 overall when the team hit more than 34.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • Houston had a 29-21-1 ATS record and a 35-16 straight-up record in games last season it shot better than 36.7% from three-point range.
  • The Rockets’ 15.8 made three-pointers per game last season were only 0.8 more made shots on average than the 15 per game the Mavericks allowed.
  • Houston went 34-23-1 against the spread and 40-19 overall when it connected on more threes than its opponents, while Dallas went 7-8 ATS and 8-8 straight up in games when it was out-shot from distance.
  • The Mavericks ranked first in the NBA in made three-pointers last season, while the Rockets gave up the 14th-fewest made threes in the league.

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Rockets vs Mavericks Stat Rankings

Rockets Rank Rockets AVG Mavericks AVG Mavericks Rank
2nd 116.4 Points Scored 117 3rd
23rd 113.7 Points Allowed 113.1 16th
17th 43.5 Rebounds 46.7 6th
20th 9.3 Off. Rebounds 10.3 11th
1st 15.8 3pt Made 15 2nd
29th 21.6 Assists 24.4 14th
17th 14 Turnovers 12.1 1st

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