Although the Mavs have beaten the Rockets two of three times this season, they are now playing out the season string. On the other hand, Houston is looking to jockey their way up the playoff ladder or to at least hold onto their present spot. Plus, they’d like to stay on top of the NBA Southwest Division. Presently, San Antonio is in second place, 3.5 games away from Houston. Here’s our Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets pick for Sunday, March 10, 2019.
In the last 10 games between these two clubs, Houston is 6-4 ATS. The Rockets are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games with the Mavs. Also against the spread. Houston is 4-1 when playing on Dallas’ home court. The edge in terms of trends is Houston’s.
Health and Depth
For Dallas, veteran PF Dirk Nowitzki has struggled, averaging just 5.6 PPG and 13.2 minutes per game. On the other hand, Rockets PG James Harden has been on fire. In the last 10 games, he’s averaged over 36 PPG. Houston is running like a finely oiled machine. Dallas is sputtering along. The visiting Rockets look good here.
Keys to the Game
- Harden and company are shooting the lighting out of the scoreboard
- ATS results have favored Rockets
- Dallas is down four starters
- Houston surging
- Nowitzki is tired
Our Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Pick
Perhaps if Harden and a few other Houston starters don’t show up, Dallas will win tonight. But we expect Harden and the rest of the Rockets to show up physically and mentally. Houston has its eye focused on winning and going into the postseason on a roll. Remember, last year they too Golden State, the eventual NBA champs, to a seventh game in the Western Conference Championship series. Our Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets pick is the Rockets at -9.0.