Dallas Mavericks versus Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Playoffs Game 1 Point Spread Betting Lines Odds Preview 4-18-2015

The Dallas Mavericks are headed to the road for Game 1 against the Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball playoff game slated for Saturday April 18th.

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Play begins from Houston at 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN TV.

The Game 1 betting odds have the home side Houston Rockets the -5 ½ point favorite with a total lined at 210 points.

The teams met four times this season with Houston winning three of the four games. The team games played in Houston was won by the Rockets 95-92 and 99-94.

Dallas improved to 50-32 on the season following the 114-98 home victory on Wednesday to the Portland Trailblazers as a -6 ½ point wagering favorite. The total went over 208 points. The team has won four of five games.

The Mavericks played starters and hit 45% from the floor with 9 of 25 from three. Tyson Chandler had 22 points and 15 rebounds hitting on 5 of 7 shots. They pulled down nine more rebounds than the Trailblazers. Dallas held Portland to 41% shooting, 7 of 25 three pointers and forced 19 Trailblazers turnovers.

Houston is 56-26 following the 117-91 home victory on Wednesday to the Utah Jazz as a -11 ½ point wagering favorite. The total went over 193 ½ points. The win streak is now three games.

The Rockets were up 65-35 at the half. They shot 54% from the floor with starters playing with 12 of 28 from three. James Harden had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple double on 3 of 8 shooting. Houston held Utah to just 37% shooting with 5 of 27 from three point distance.

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