Rockets vs. Mavericks NBA Same Game Parlay Odds & Picks: Target Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Total

NBA analyst Monique Vág breaks down tonight's game between the Rockets and Mavericks and why you should parlay two props in the matchup.

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds

Rockets Odds +10
Mavericks Odds -10
Moneyline +385 /-500
Over/Under 226.5
Time 8:30 p.m. ET
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The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off Luka Doncic’s 60-point overtime victory against the New York Knicks. Today they host the Houston Rockets, who are 1-5 against division opponents and have lost six of their last seven games overall.

The Mavericks are 10-point favorites in this matchup as they look to make it five in a row and continue their success against the Rockets as they taken four of the last five from their in-state foes.

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Rockets vs. Mavericks Same Game Parlay Odds & Pick

The Parlay: (+278)

  • Under 226.5 (-110)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Over 3.5 Made 3-Point Shots (+100)

Under 226.5 (-110)

Both teams have struggled scoring early in games as they each rank in the bottom 10 in first-half points per game. The Mavericks are averaging 56.5 and the Rockets 55.7, with that number a full point lower on the road for the Rockets.

The last three head-to-head matchups between these teams saw 105, 108 and most recently 111 combined points scored early on, and we look to be in store for another low scoring affair.

Familiarity often leads to predictability, and with these two teams just meeting up less than a week ago, look to back the Under. While we can’t take Under in the first half specifically, the full total is a fair number with how strong the Mavs have been defensively in the second half of games. Dallas enters this contest with the third-ranked second-half defense as they have limited their opponents to just 53 second-half points per game

Tim Hardaway Jr. Over 3.5 Made 3-Point Shots (+100)

Last time these two teams met up, Doncic had the hot hand and scored 50-points while going 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. Tonight it looks like Tim Hardaway Jr. could also find that same type of success from deep, especially versus a Rockets team that has struggled defending the perimeter. Houston enters this contest ranked 26th in 3-point percentage, allowing 36.4 percent shooting.

Last time these two squads met up, Hardaway shot 0-of-8 from beyond the arc. While he’s definitely a streaky shooter, he’s shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc as the volume of attempts always seems to be there.

That 0-for-8 game seems like an outlier as Hardaway Jr. prior to that meeting had made five 3-point shots in the prior two matchups with the Rockets.