Rockets vs Mavericks: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 4, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 4, 2021

A game after he went off for 31 points in a 118-108 loss to the Bulls, Jalen Brunson leads the Dallas Mavericks (2-4) on the road against the Houston Rockets (2-2) on Monday, January 4, 2021. The Mavericks are against the spread in the matchup, which tips off at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of January 4, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Mavericks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 4

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)

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

Rockets and Mavericks Records ATS

  • Houston managed to cover the spread in less than half its games last season, putting together a record of 37-45-1 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 1 point, the Rockets were 26-36-1 against the spread in 2019-20.
  • Only 32 of 83 Houston games last season (38.6%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Dallas held a losing record ATS last season with 38 wins, 39 losses, and three ties ATS.
  • As at least a 1-point underdog last season, the Mavericks met expectations with 25-25-2 record against the spread.
  • Dallas and its opponents often covered the total points bet last season, doing so in 61.2% (49) of its 80 games played.

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Head to Head

In the last matchup between the teams on Friday, the Rockets took down the Mavericks 153-149. James Harden led the Rockets with 49 points, and Kristaps Porzingis paced the Mavericks with 39. The Rockets covered the spread as 1-point underdogs, and the teams put up a total of 302 total points to hit the over on the 231-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
7/31/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -1 231 -115 -104 Regular Season 153-149 HOU*
1/31/2020 Rockets Rockets -8 237.5 -336 268 Regular Season 128-121 HOU*
11/24/2019 Rockets Rockets -5 229.5 -225 183 Regular Season 137-123 DAL*
3/10/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 94-93 HOU
2/11/2019 Rockets Regular Season 120-104 HOU
12/8/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 107-104 DAL
11/28/2018 Rockets Regular Season 128-108 DAL
3/11/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 105-82 HOU
2/11/2018 Rockets Regular Season 104-97 HOU
1/24/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 104-97 HOU
  • 7/31/2020 DNP – Rockets: Eric Gordon
  • 1/31/2020 DNP – Rockets: Clint Capela; Mavericks: Luka Doncic
  • 11/24/2019 DNP – Rockets: Eric Gordon
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Scoring Trends

  • Last season, the Rockets were at the second spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (116.4 PPG), while the Mavericks allowed the 16th-fewest points per game (113.1) in the league.
  • The Rockets totaled a total of 222 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 2.7 per game), and the Mavericks out-scored opponents by 313 points on the season (3.9 more per game).

Rockets Leaders

  • Harden averaged 34.3 points per game last season while also adding 7.5 assists.
  • PJ Tucker collected 6.6 rebounds per game.
  • Harden swiped 1.8 steals per game. Christian Wood collected 0.9 blocks an outing.

Mavericks Leaders

  • Luka Doncic has shown out this season to lead the Mavericks in points (24.4 per game), rebounds (7.6 per game), and assists (6.4 per game).
  • Doncic’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 28.5, 4.1 points greater than his season average of 24.4.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. makes more threes per game than any other member of the Mavericks, cashing in 2.7 treys per game.
  • Hardaway’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.8 shots greater than his season average of 2.7.
  • Dallas’ James Johnson has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.7 per game and Maxi Kleber is first in blocks with 0.7 per game.
  • Kleber’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.8 blocks higher than his season average of 0.7.

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