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Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds, Preview, Predictions and Betting Preview | July 31, 2020

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA betting preview and odds

On the whole, a Texas Shootout in Orlando sounds bizarre.  COVID-19 has forced a new level of pragmatism.  Nobody will be complaining as ESPN will bring high octane offense to millions of viewers.  To be exact the Rockets and Mavericks bring both star and firepower.  This leads to the big NBA betting question at the restart.  Will skill and offense struggle to get into gear after four idle months?  Certainly, the Rockets have the NBA’s ultimate scoring machine with James Harden.  Dallas answers with emerging superstar Luka Doncic.  Houston and Dallas could emerge as top sleepers in the Western Conference.

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Information

Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: The Arena (WWOS) Orlando, Florida
TV Coverage: ESPN

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rockets +1 (-110) 226½ (-110) -103
Mavericks -4½ (-110) -1 (-110) -117
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Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks CashBet Odds Overview

Owing to the offensive prowess of both teams many gamblers are thinking over.  Offsetting that is the full expectation of oddsmakers for that occurrence.  Over-under bettors can expect a high sports online betting total.  At the onset, this game has been seen as even by the public.  Live betting may see a sharp increase in handle as gamblers get a feel for both teams.  Neither side is dominant defensively.  As a result, offenses that may otherwise be rusty will have openings.  Motivationally the Rockets championship window will be closing soon.  Dallas is seen as an emerging team on the come.

Scoring Champ Harden Looks to Ignite the Rockets

Overall, the Rockets have a betting on NBA record of 40-24 straight up and 39-35 against the spread.  Houston ranks second for scoring offense and 22nd for points allowed.  Namely, James Harden is a scoring weapon, unlike few others.  Harden is closing in on his third NBA scoring title.  Head coach Mike D’Antoni returned for the express purpose of making a title run.

Key Houston Rockets:   SG James Harden 34.4 PTS, 6.4 REB, 7.4 AST, 43.5 FG%, 36.2 3P%, 86.1 FT%, PG Russell Westbrook 27.5 PTS, 8.0 REB, 7.0 AST, 47.4 FG%, 25.4 3P%, 77.7 FT%, SG Eric Gordon 14.5 PTS,  1.9 REB, 1.5 AST, 37.0 FG%, 31.9 3P%, 75.7 FT%

Dallas Brings Emerging Superstar Doncic as Top Weapon

In the same way, the Mavericks have a betting on basketball record of 40-27 straight up and 35-29-3 vs. the line.  Dallas is seventh in the West right behind the Rockets.  In sum, the Mavericks rank third for scoring offense and 15th for points allowed.  Luke Doncic is the new marquee man Dallas needed after Dirk Nowitzki’s retirement.

Key Dallas Mavericks:  SG Luka Doncic 28.7 PTS, 9.3 REB, 8.7 AST, 46.1 FG%, 31.8 3P%, 75.2 FT%, PF Kristaps Porzingis 19.2 PTS, 9.5 REB, 1.7 AST, 9.5 REB, 42.0, FG%, 34.9 3P%, FT%, SG Tim Hardaway Jr. 15.8 PTS, 3.1 REB, 2.0 AST, 43.7 FG%, 40.7 3P%, 80.1 FT%

Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks Against the Spread

The Rockets are:

11-6 against the spread as a favorite, 5-3 over the total when laying points, 2-6 vs. the line head to head with the Mavericks, 4-10-1 under the total in their series with Dallas, 4-10 vs. the odds against Western Conference opponents, 1-5 under the total against the Western Conference

The Mavericks are: 

5-4-1 on the board against the Western Conference, 7-3 over the total when facing Western Conference opponents, 2-4-1 vs. the spread as a dog, 4-6 under the total when getting points,

6-2 with the line as a dog to the Rockets, 4-10-1 under the total head to head with Houston

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks CashBet Free Pick

Supplementing Harden and the Rockets is a significant playoff experience.  Dallas has impressed everyone in Basketball betting with their quick resurgence.  However, Russell Westbrook and Harden bring postseason battle scars that Doncic can’t match.

Rockets vs. Mavericks CashBet Best Bet: Houston Rockets

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