Mavericks vs. Rockets odds, predictions, how to watch

Dallas Mavericks, Spencer Dinwiddie
Dallas Mavericks, Spencer Dinwiddie / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night, but they will not have superstar Luka Doncic. They ruled him out with ankle soreness, but it appears the team took the opportunity to rest their star as they gear up for the postseason.

The Mavericks will be looking for a season series sweep over the in-state rival Rockets with a win on March 23. They have won each of the first three meetings by double-digits, and the rebuilding Rockets have lost five of their last six games. Rookie Jalen Green averaged 19.7 points per over his last 12 games, and he will be looking to lead his team to an upset in Dallas.

The Mavs are 7-9 in games without Luka this season, but can they defeat the rebuilding Rockets on Wednesday night? The race from two through seven in the Western Conference is tight, and every game matters down the stretch. Fans won’t want to miss the Mavericks hosting the Rockets, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: How to watch

Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavs local market), AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston local market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: Injury report

The Mavs ruled out Luka Doncic (ankle soreness), Davis Bertans (knee), Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot), Theo Pinson (finger), and Moses Wright (G League) for Wednesday’s game.

Trevelin Queen was ruled out for the Rockets as he plays in the G League. He is the only player on Houston’s official injury report.

Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff to catch any late-breaking information.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBet, the Mavs are minus-450 on the moneyline and the spread puts them as 9.0-point favorites ahead of Wednesday’s contest. The over/under for the contest sits at 226.5.

Fans looking for prop best should check out WynnBet. They have everything fans are searching for including player bets, game props, and alternate lines.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets predictions

Spencer Dinwiddie takes Luka Doncic’s place in the starting five and drops 30 on the Rockets on Wednesday night. Dinwiddie’s ability to attack off the dribble and get inside will give Houston’s defense fits inside the American Airlines Center as he lifts the Mavs to a close victory. Expect the Rockets to cover the spread, and the contest to go under 226.

Dallas will need every player in the rotation to step up with Doncic out. Reggie Bullock will knock down five 3-pointers as he is one of five Mavericks that score in double figures on Wednesday night. Jalen Brunson nets 20 and plays a key role in the win.

The Dallas Mavericks could move into a tie for fourth in the Western Conference with a win and a Utah Jazz loss to the Celtics in Boston. Every game matters, so please tune in and enjoy on Wednesday night as the Mavs host the Rockets.

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