Mavericks vs Rockets odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Dec. 29

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks face the Houston Rockets for the second time in the last week on Dec. 29. Last Friday, superstar Luka Doncic exploded for 50 points as the Mavs picked up a victory to tie the season series at one game apiece. Dallas plays them again on Thursday and Monday nights to wrap up their season series.

The Rockets have lost six of their last seven games with their only recent win coming against the Bulls in Chicago. Can they upset the Mavericks on Thursday night at the American Airlines Center? Expect Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. to be locked in as they look to take the edge in the season series.

Luka has gone for 50 and 60 points in his last three games. What will he do next? Fans better tune in to find out, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more on the Dec. 29 battle between the Mavericks and Rockets.

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

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are 11-point favorites heading into Thursday’s game, and they sit at minus-590 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is 222.5.

FanDuel thinks Luka is going to off on the Rockets again as they have set his over/under at 33.5 points. Number 77 is locked in right now, so do not be surprised to see him still hit the over on Thursday, and fans should be sure to check FanDuel for any props bets they desire.

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets injury report

Reggie Bullock was added to the injury report ahead of Thursday’s game. He is currently listed as questionable with a non-COVID illness. The Mavs will again be without Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor), Maxi Kleber (hamstring), and Josh Green (elbow) as they face the Rockets.

Houston ruled out Jae’Sean Tate with an ankle injury. The only other players on their official injury report are Darius Days and Trevor Hudgins, who are listed as out because they are on G League assignment.

Be sure to check social media just before Thursday’s game tips off for any late-breaking injury news and an update on the statue of Reggie Bullock.

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets how to watch

Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 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 vs Houston Rockets predictions

Luka Doncic stays white hot as he goes for 42 points in a win over the Rockets. He controls the game and gets just enough help as Dallas escapes with a narrow victory on their home floor.

Spencer Dinwiddie scores 24 against Houston on Thursday night to assist in the victory.

Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule

The Mavs finish off a three-game homestand on Thursday night before heading out on a two-game Texas road trip. Dallas comes back home for a quick two-game homestand against a top team from each conference. Here is a look at the Mavericks' next three games after Dec. 29.

Dec. 31 at San Antonio Spurs at 6:00 p.m. CT

Jan. 2 at Houston Rockets at 7:00 p.m. CT

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

The Dallas Mavericks are searching for their fifth straight win on Thursday night, and what can Luka Doncic do as an encore to his 60-point triple-double against the New York Knicks? Tune in to find out and enjoy the game.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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