Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks 3/23/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/23/2022 at 9:22 AM ET

Houston Rockets look for a second consecutive victory when visiting the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Houston is last in the Southwest Division at 18-54 and 31 games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. Houston defeated the Washington Wizards 115-97 on Monday. Christian Wood was the leading scorer for Houston with 39 points and made eight shots from 3-point territory. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for Houston.

Christian Wood is the leading scorer and rebounder for Houston with averages of 18.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Kevin Porter Jr is the leader in assists with an average of 5.9 assists per game. Jalen Green is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.7 points per game and one of six players for Houston averaging double-figures in scoring. The Rockets are scoring an average of 108.9 points per game.

Dallas looks for its second straight win on Wednesday when hosting Houston. Dallas is second in the Southwest Division at 44-28 and five games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-108 on Monday to snap a two-game losing streak. Dwight Powell was the leading scorer for Dallas with 22 points and the Mavericks defense held Minnesota to 39.6% shooting.

Luka Doncic is leading Dallas in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 28.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is the second-leading scorer with an average of 17.5 points per game. Dallas has six players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Mavericks are scoring an average of 106.6 points per game. Dallas is shooting 45.6% overall and 34.5% from 3-point territory.

Dallas will pick up a victory at home on Wednesday against Houston, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in four of Houston's last six as well as in six of Dallas’ last eight. Houston is only 18th in the NBA in scoring with an average of 109.0 points per game and will face a Dallas defense that is second in the NBA in points allowed at just 104.2 points per game. The Mavericks struggle at times to score as Dallas is 25th in the NBA in scoring with an average of 106.7 points per game. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win but our best play is UNDER 105-95. 

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