Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets 11/16/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets 11/16/22
Wed 16th November 2022

The Dallas Mavericks (8-5, 7-1 Home) host the Houston Rockets (2-12, 1-9 Away), who will be out to snap their losing skid, on Wednesday. Houston was defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers 122-106 at Toyota Center on Monday, their third straight loss.

Jalen Green was a top performer in the loss with 25 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. The Rockets are the 15th seed in the Western Conference. Dallas is playing the second of a back-to-back after winning their sixth home game in a row in a close one yesterday at American Airlines Center, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 103-101. Luka Doncic had 35 points and 11 rebounds, leading the team.

The Mavericks are sixth in the Western Conference. It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams. Dallas swept all four games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 110-91 triumph at American Airlines Center on March 23, their fourth straight head-to-head victory.

Jalen Brunson led the Mavericks with 28 points, while Spencer Dinwiddie played a key role with 26 points and six assists. Alperen Sengun had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Green and Kevin Porter Jr., averaging 22.0 and 19.2 points per game, respectively, have led the Rockets in scoring this season.

Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Green is No. 1 and Porter Jr. is first. Porter Jr. also has dished 5.6 assists per game, most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Sengun is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game. Doncic’s 34.4 points per game have powered the Mavs on offense. He has the No. 1 scoring average in the NBA.

Doncic has also filled the stat sheet with 8.8 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game, for which he ranks first and first in the NBA, respectively. The Rockets have had the advantage in the last 10 games at American Airlines Center, winning six.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks are 1-1 this season when playing on consecutive nights, both of which have been at a rest disadvantage. The Rockets are 1-1 with a rest advantage.

Houston is 1-9 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -8.8 (108.7-117.5). Dallas has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 107.6 points per game on average while allowing 107.1 (+0.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Alperen Sengun: 6.4 | 8.7 | -2.3
Assists per game:
Jalen Green: 5.2 | 3.1 | +2.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Dallas Mavericks -10.5 (-105)

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