*10* NBA Game of the MONTH (Power Sports) ~ SICK 104-72 RUN!
(NBA) Houston vs. Dallas, 07/31/2020 9:00 PM, Score: 153 - 149
Point Spread: -1.00 | -110.00 Dallas (Home)
Bookmaker: Bet365
Result: Loss
10* Dallas (9:05 ET): The Mavs were better than their record prior to the season being put on pause. They were 7th in conference, with a 40-27 record, but also had the West’s 3rd best per game point differential (+6.1) by a wide margin. Something else to like about them is the fact they boasted a 21-12 SU road record. That was better than all but three teams. Bottom line: if you’re looking for a so-called “dark horse” team to make a deep run into the playoffs this summer, Dallas may be your team.

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