Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks July 31, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 3, 2020

Friday’s matchup (July 31, 2020) between James Harden’s Houston Rockets (40-24) and Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks (40-27) features a close line of Houston -1. The over/under for the game is set at 226.5. Friday’s contest is one of six on the schedule in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is slated for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Rockets vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -1 -110 -110 226.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Rockets vs Mavericks
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Mavericks (+1) Over (226.5) Mavericks 117 Rockets 112

Head to Head

Houston and Dallas have split the two games they’ve played this year. The Mavericks have an advantage against the spread (2-0) when taking on the Rockets.

Rockets vs Mavericks in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
01/31/20 Rockets -8 237.5 -336 268 128-121 HOU
11/24/19 Rockets -5 229.5 -225 183 137-123 DAL

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston and its opponents have converted the over just 26 times in 64 (40.6%) games this season.
  • Houston has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 29-34-1 record.
  • The Rockets have posted a losing record of 22-30-1 against the spread when the spread is -1 or bigger.

Mavericks Betting Information

  • In the majority of Dallas’ games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (40 out of 67 games, 59.7%).
  • Dallas has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 34-30-2 ATS.
  • When they are 1-point underdogs, the Mavericks have a record ATS of 9-9.

Over/Under Analysis

Rockets vs Mavericks Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Rockets 40 62.5% 118.1 234.5 114.4 224.7 232.5
Mavericks 33 49.3% 116.4 234.5 110.3 224.7 226.7

Rockets Leaders

  • The Rockets points and assists leader is Harden. He racks up 34.4 points per game and records 7.4 assists.
  • Houston’s rebounding leader is Russell Westbrook, who pulls down 8.1 per game.
  • Houston’s blocks leader is Robert Covington, who collects 1.3 per game. Westbrook leads the team averaging 1.7 steals a game.
  • Harden is the top three-point shooter for the Rockets, connecting on 4.4 per game.

Mavericks Leaders

  • Doncic takes the top spot on the Mavericks scoring and assist lists, tallying 28.7 points and 8.7 assists per game.
  • Kristaps Porzingis’ 9.5 rebounds per game paces Dallas’ rebounding effort. He also adds 19.2 points per game.
  • Dallas’ Delon Wright has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Porzingis is first in blocks with 2.1 per game.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. leads the Mavericks in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes per game.

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