|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 15 April 2009 07:27|
NBA betting odds will be posted for a Texas shootout to end the regular season of basketball betting between Houston and Dallas. NBA betting odds have treated both teams the same as they have operated just under break even this basketball betting season.
The Houston Rockets have had a strong straight up season although that has not been reflected in their mark against the NBA betting odds. Houston had an overall basketball betting record of 51-28 straight up and 39-40-1 against the NBA betting odds.
The Rockets have been in a nip and tuck battle with the San Antonio Spurs for the top spot in the southwest division standings. Houston's strength against the NBA betting odds has been their 9th ranked defense. Their offense has been a very average 17th in the league rankings this year.
Center Yao Ming is the main asset for Houston against the NBA betting odds as he led the team in scoring with an average of 19.6 points per game. He also led Houston in rebounds with an average of 10 per game. Yao's value cannot be exaggerated as last year, when he was out with an injury, Houston was an overmatched and ineffective team.
The Dallas Mavericks had an overall mark of 48-31 straight up and 39-40 against the NBA betting odds. Dallas was 23-16 over the total as a host this season. Dallas has remained a solid offensive team as they ranked 9th in the NBA.
The Mavericks defense, on the other hand, has been a weakness against the NBA betting odds as it ranked 15th overall in the league. Dirk Nowitzki has carried the Mavericks this year with a team best 25.7 points per game scoring.
Nowitzki was also the Mavs leading rebounder with an average of 8.2 per game. Jason Kidd was the leading assist man with nearly 9 per game. The Mavericks have been on one of the their best stretches against the NBA betting odds this season as from March 20 through April 10 they got the cash in 7 out of 10 games.
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