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Rockets vs. Mavericks NBA Odds & Picks: Pros Like Houston as Underdog (Wednesday, April 7)

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Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets.

  • The Dallas Mavericks host the Houston Rockets in Wednesday's NBA matchup.
  • The Mavericks are on a winning streak, while the Rockets are stuggling.
  • Why are sharps backing the Rockets? (3) Our PRO Report details that answer below.

NBA Odds: Rockets vs. Mavericks

Rockets Odds +10.5
Maverick Odds -10.5
Over/Under 222.5
Time | Channel 8:00 p.m. ET | SportsNet SW
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Rockets take on the Mavericks in Dallas on Wednesday, looking to avoid a six-game losing streak. Houston has been nearly as bad against the spread (ATS) this season (16-34 ATS) as they are overall (13-37 straight up).

Houston point guard John Wall has been banged up all season long and is questionable on Wednesday night with nagging knee concerns.

The Rockets have covered just twice in their past five games, but one of those covers came in their most recent game, a narrow, three-point loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Dallas is trending in the opposite direction. The Mavs have won five straight, and seven of their past 10 behind Luka Doncic’s 29.3 points per game over that stretch.

The Mavericks have been about even ATS on the season at 25-24.

And even though they look 100% healthy for their matchup with the Mavericks, our latest PRO Report tells us that sharp bettors are expecting head coach Stephen Silas’ Rockets squad to put up a fight on Wednesday night. Let’s take a look.

NBA Picks: Rockets vs. Mavericks

Sharp Action

The line for Wednesday’s Texas showdown between the Rockets and Mavericks opened at Rockets +11 before it was pushed down to +10.5.

Since this morning there has been an  Action Labs Bet Signal triggered on the Rockets, a good indicator of the sharp action backing Houston on Wednesday.

Big Money 

The 42% of bettors backing the Rockets have generated 64% of the money wagered on Wednesday’s game.

This 22% difference is an indicator of the wiseguy action supporting Houston.

PRO Systems

At the time of this writing, Wednesday’s game between the Rockets and Mavericks fits into our NBA Tickets vs. Money PRO System, which has a 55% win rate and an 8% ROI since 2015.

PRO Report Pick: Rockets +10.5 (+11 at DraftKings)

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