Sports B.I.T. - Rockets vs. Mavericks Analysis & Betting Preview

Ted Sevransky

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:48 PM GMT

The Big Game Breakdowns on SportsBIT are second to none, delivering the information you need to make informed betting decisions on the biggest games of the day.

Wednesday’s SPORTSBIT provides several clear examples of why it’s worth taking the time to check out Teddy and Pauly’s analysis every single weekday; the type of information you just won’t find anywhere else.

Take the Rockets – Mavericks huge Western Conference showdown on ESPN tonight for example.  Teddy called it the ‘Who Wants To Get Swept By the Warriors or Spurs’ Bowl.  The mainstream media will focus on the ‘must win’ nature of the game; two teams fighting for that #8 seed.  But Teddy and Pauly focus on the key information for bettors – information like the Mavericks dramatic change in their pace of play during their current four game winning streak.

Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle has a championship ring on his finger and more than a decade of NBA head coaching experience; a good notch or two ahead of the Rockets JB Bickerstaff in the ‘Do we respect the coach?’ department.  And after Dallas went through an ugly 2-10 SU skid in March, Carlisle changed his approach completely.  Dallas was never a fast paced team to begin with, but they’ve gotten much slower of late; ranked dead last in the NBA pace ratings during this winning streak.  Expect Dallas to look to control the tempo in tonight’s matchup, limiting the number of possessions for that explosive Rockets offense.  There’s a reason that the sharp money has been pouring in on the Under this morning.

And while the mainstream media tends to focus on the ‘name’ players in Dallas, namely their two veteran stars Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams, the truth about the current Mavs hot streak is that it’s been JJ Barea leading the charge.  With Williams sitting on the sidelines in street clothes, expected to miss his seventh straight games, the Mavs have gotten better, not worse, in his absence.  Barea was just named Western Conference Player of the Week, scoring 94 points and dishing 27 assists during that four game winning streak.  Houston has not defended aggressive point guards well at any point this season….

For Teddy and Pauly’s thoughts about the Thunder – Trail Blazers this evening, and Tigers – Marlins in MLB, check out the full show right here, right now.