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Dallas Mavericks versus Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Betting Odds Preview 1-16-2012

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The 21-18 Houston Rockets will be on a back to back as they face the 16-23 Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Dallas is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The NBA odds from this game will come out on Wednesday afternoon.

The teams met back on December 6th and it was the Dallas Mavericks with the 116-109 road win as a +6 point underdog. The total came in at over 209 points. Trend: Dallas Mavericks are 6-0 ATS in their past six meetings with the Houston Rockets.

Houston is 7-11 on the road this season. Their losing streak has reached four games as they drop a 117-109 home decision last night to the LA Clippers as a -3 point betting favorite. The game came in at over 206 ½ points. The Rockets allow the Clippers to shoot nearly 54% and were playing without Chris Paul in the lineup. Houston had a good shooting night hitting on 50% from the field. Difference came down to three point shooting as LA makes 11 of 19 shots and the Rockets 13 of 37 from beyond the arc. James Harden had 23 points but only 2 of 9 from three. Houston lacks defense as the team is 30th in the league in scoring defense allowing nearly 104 points a game. Teams shoot 46% against the Rockets which is fourth worst in the league. The Rockets allowed way to much space for the Clippers to operate on the court.

The Dallas Mavericks are 10-7 on their home court this year. The team is riding a three game win streak. They come off the 113-98 home win on Monday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The over under landed over 195 ½ points. Dallas shot extremely well in the win as they hit on just under 60% from the floor. They held the Timberwolves to just 41% from the floor. Good scoring production from O.J. Mayo, Darren Collison and Elton Brand who all score 20 or more points in the win. It marked the third straight game that the Mavs were able to score over 100 points. Dirk Nowitzki has played 12 games this season since returning from knee surgery and he averages 13 points and 42% shooting.