Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks Free Pick 04/24/15
Friday’s NBA Playoff card features a Western Conference matchup between two Southwest Division rivals as the Houston Rockets (56-26, 48-34 ATS) and the Dallas Mavericks (50-32, 36-44-2 ATS) will clash at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EST and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN. The Dallas Mavericks is coming in as a favorite by one point with the total set at 214.5 points.
Houston has taken a commanding lead in the series as it won 118-108 last Saturday followed by a 111-99 win Tuesday. Dwight Howard dominated the floor Tuesday with 28 points and 12 boards while James Harden shipped in 24 points with 13 coming from the foul-line. Houston as a team shot 44.3% from the floor while Dallas completed only 37.1% of its field-goal attempts. Monta Ellis led the team with 24 points but was only 2-for-8 from behind the arc while Dirk Novitzki struggled all throughout the game with only 10 points going 3-for-14 from the floor. Rajon Rondo played only 10 minutes before drawing a technical foul for shoving Houston guard James Harden and will sit out tonight’s contest with a back injury.
The Rockets are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games playing on two days rest while the Mavs are 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on two days rest. Houston is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings and should cover tonight as well.