Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets 3/11/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/11/2022 at 11:05 AM ET

The Dallas Mavericks look to bounce back from a loss when visiting the Houston Rockets on Friday. Dallas is second in the Southwest division at 40-26 and 4 ½ games behind the first place Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas was defeated by the New York Knicks 107-77 on Wednesday.The Mavericks were held to 17 points in both the first and second quarters and 12 points in the fourth quarter Luka Doncic scored 31 points. Dallas shot just 31.4% overall and 13.6% from three-point territory.

Luka Doncic is leading Dallas in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 28.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. Spencer Dinwiddie is the second-leading scorer with an average of 18.3 points per game and is one of six players for Dallas averaging double-figures in scoring. As a team, Dallas is scoring an average of 107.1 points per game, while shooting 45.8% overall and 34.7% from 3-point territory.

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Houston looks for a second consecutive victory on Friday when hosting Dallas. Houston is last in the Southwest Division at 17-49 and trails the first place Memphis Grizzlies by 27 ½ games. The Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 139-130 in overtime on Wednesday. Jalen Green was the leading scorer for Houston with 32 points and scored 10 points during overtime. Houston shot 51.0% overall and 42.5% from three-point territory.

Christian Wood is leading Houston in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, while Jalen Green is the second-leading scorer with an average of 15.4 points per game. Kevin Porter Jr is the leader in assists with an average of 6.0 assists per game. Houston has seven players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 108.6 points per game.

Dallas will look to bounce back from an embarrassing 30-point loss to New York. The Mavericks have covered the number in 11 of their last 14, while Houston has failed to cover the nut in 13 of its last 19. When playing at home, Houston has failed to cover the number in four out of the last five versus Dallas. The Mavericks are second in the NBA in points allowed at 103.8 points per game, while in contrast Houston is last in the NBA in points allowed at 118.1 points per game. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win and cover ATS 123-110.

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