Mavericks at Rockets odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Jan. 2

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks complete their season series with the Houston Rockets on Jan. 2. Superstar Luka Doncic and company have defeated the Rockets twice in the last ten days, and no player is hotter than number 77. He has scored 50-plus in three of his last five games, including once against the Rockets.

Houston has lost three straight and eight of their last nine games. They are struggling right now, but the Rockets won their first meeting of the season against Dallas. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. can score, which gives Houston a chance on Monday night.

Can the Mavericks make it seven straight wins? What does Luka Doncic do next? Here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more for Monday’s game in Houston.

Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets odds, spread, over/under

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are 7.5-point favorites entering Monday’s game, and they sit at minus-300 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is 228.0 points.

Luka Doncic’s over/under is set at 34.5 points after the 23-year-old has topped that against Houston twice in the last ten days. Expect another monster night from number 77.

Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets injury report

The Mavs will again be without Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor), Maxi Kleber (hamstring), and Josh Green (elbow) on Monday night. They are the only three players on the team’s official injury report.

Alperen Sengun is questionable for the Rockets with a back injury. Jae’Sean Tate (ankle) will not play on Monday night against the Mavericks.

Be sure to check social media right before tipoff for any late-breaking news.

Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets how to watch

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market), AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Rockets local market)

How to watch online: Bally Sports plus or NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets predictions

Luka Doncic explodes for 42 points as the Mavericks win their third straight game against the Rockets and seventh consecutive overall. He continues to make his MVP case as Houston has zero answers for number 77.

Christian Wood goes for 22 points and 11 rebounds against his former team. He dealt with foul trouble in the last meeting, but this time he has an empathic performance against the Rockets.

Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule

The Mavs open 2023 with a difficult slate of games. After Monday in Houston, they are home for two games before starting a five-game road trip in Oklahoma City on the second night of a back-to-back. Here is a look at their next three games after facing the Rockets.

Jan. 5 vs Boston Celtics at 6:30 p.m. CT

Jan. 7 vs New Orleans Pelicans at 7:00 p.m. CT

Jan. 8 at Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:00 p.m. CT

The Dallas Mavericks are looking for their seventh straight win on Jan. 2, but it won’t be easy. Luka Doncic has exploded for 50 points and a 35-point triple-double against Houston since Dec. 23. What will he do next? Tune in to find out, and enjoy the game.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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