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Rockets vs. Mavericks odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, Jan. 23 predictions from proven computer model

Get ready for a Southwest Division battle as the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets will face off at 9 p.m. ET Saturday at American Airlines Center. Dallas is 8-7 overall and 2-2 at home, while Houston is 5-9 overall and 2-5 on the road. Dallas is favored by nine points in the latest Mavericks vs. Rockets odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 219. Before entering any Rockets vs. Mavericks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model is up nearly $8,100 over the past two-plus seasons. Dating back to last season, it is also on a stunning 68-39 roll on top-rated picks against the spread, returning almost $2,500 on those selections alone. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Rockets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs. Mavericks:

  • Mavericks vs. Rockets spread: Mavericks -9
  • Mavericks vs. Rockets over-under: 219 points
  • Mavericks vs. Rockets money line: Mavericks -500; Rockets +400

Latest Odds:

Dallas Mavericks
-9.5

What you need to know about the Mavericks

The Mavericks overcame the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, 122-117. Luka Doncic almost dropped a triple-double on 36 points, 11 dimes, and nine rebounds. Dallas has won six of its last nine games. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis finished with 21 points each, and Porzingis had eight rebounds. Trey Burke added 13 points off the bench. 

The Mavericks won the first meeting of the season between the teams on Jan. 4, 113-100. Doncic had 33 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Dallas is averaging 53.5 points in the paint over its last four games. Dorian Finney-Smith, Josh Richardson, Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell did not play Friday due to health and safety protocols. 

What you need to know about the Rockets

Houston outlasted the Detroit Pistons on Friday, 103-102. The top scorer for Houston was Eric Gordon (20 points). The Rockets halted a three-game losing streak with the victory. Detroit’s final layup was too late as time expired. DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points and seven rebounds. The game was tied at 85 with 8:42 remaining before the Rockets took the lead for good with a 10-2 run.

The Rockets have won four of their last six matchups with the Mavericks. Houston has only scored 110-plus points once over the past seven games after doing so four times in the first seven games. Christian Wood (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday’s game. John Wall (knee) is out. 

How to make Rockets vs. Mavericks picks

The model has simulated Mavericks vs. Rockets 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Mavericks vs. Rockets? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Mavericks vs. Rockets spread to jump on Saturday, all from the model that is on an incredible 68-39 roll. 



 

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