Point Spread: -1.00 | -110.00 Dallas (Home)
Houston was 6th in the Conference at the time of the shutdown, just three games up on the Mavs in the loss column. As alluded to above, the Rockets +3.7 per game point differential can’t match that of the Mavs. They also weren’t as accomplished on the road, which is a big deal now that every game is being played in Orlando. The Rockets will also be closely monitoring the health of Russell Westbrook, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the summer. (Westbrook is currently listed as probable as of Monday night).
I love the Mavs’ offensive efficiency numbers. Who wouldn’t? They were tops in the league in that department and moving forward it will be interesting to see if they can maintain said efficiency. I like the Mavs and expect them to come out and make a statement in their first game. 10* Dallas