Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks, Western Conference Game. The last game of the night will be an important duel. The Rockets are in the top six in the conference, but the Mavericks are very close. It will not be easy to predict this game but the Rockets have better numbers and they have Harden as one of the best of the season.
Houston Rockets: Nothing to compromise on.
The Rockets officially clinched a playoff spot. The team is a little more relaxed, but they can take this opportunity to test the physical condition of the players. The Rockets have 40 wins and 24 losses. The Western Conference is one of the toughest conferences of the season, everyone wants to be in the top 5.
Before the 141 days rest from the coronavirus, the team lost 4 of the last six. The Rockets are scoring an average of 118.1 points per game, 41.12 FG points, 15.41 three pointers, 78.78% free throw shots, 21.48 assists with 29.42 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 114.4 points per game.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook are the Rockets’ leaders this season. Harden with 34.4 points per game, 43.5% FG points and 35.2% three pointers. Westbrook contributes up to 27.5 points per game and 47.4% FG points.
Dallas Mavericks: Way to go.
The Mavericks have one thing clear, this season the playoffs are closer than in previous years. So far the Mavericks have three more losses than the Rockets to rank seventh in the conference at 40-27. In the last 10 games before the pandemic, the Mavericks lost four and won six.
The team is scoring an average of 116.4 points per game, 41.60 FG points, 77.3% free throw shots, 15.31 three pointers, 24.48 assists and 28.4 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 110.3 points per game, 41.42 FG points and 11.84 three pointers. The last game against the Rockets was in January and the Mavericks lost in Houston 121-128.
Luckily for the Mavericks, the top four players on the team are healthy and ready to play. Doncic 28.7 points per game, Porzingis 19.2, Hardaway 15.8 and Seth Curry with 12.6 points. Curry is also the leader in three pointers. The disabled list includes five players: Lee, Powell, Kidd-Gilchrist, Cauley-Stein and Brunson.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks 07/31/2020 is: take the Dallas Mavericks -2.0 (SPREAD).
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