Cavaliers vs. Rockets Prediction
Do the Cleveland Cavaliers stand any chance of being competitive when they go on the road to face the Houston Rockets tonight at 8PM ET?
553 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 554 Houston Rockets
Friday, January 11, 2019
8PM ET – Toyota Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rockets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -13.5 points against the Cavs. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 216 points. The public betting for this game currently has 81 percent going on the Rockets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cavs continue slide
The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently on an 11-game losing streak following a 140-124 loss at New Orleans on Wednesday. They are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. The Cavs are 8-34 on the season, 3-17 on the road, 19-23 against the spread and 21-20-1 with the over.
Cleveland has struggled on both sides of the ball, averaging 102.5 points per game on offense while shooting just 44.4 percent. Defensively, the Cavs are giving up 113 points per game, but allowing a league-worst 49.2 percent shooting to opponents. Already without the likes of Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. due to injuries, Rodney Hood is also questionable to play tonight with an Achilles injury. Jordan Clarkson is leading the team with 17.3 points per game while Collin Sexton is adding 14.6 points per game.
Rockets fall to Bucks
The Houston Rockets are coming off a 116-109 loss at home to Milwaukee on Wednesday. It was their first home loss in quite some time. The Rockets are 1-2 overall and against the spread in their last three games. Houston is 23-17 overall, 14-6 at home, 20-19-1 against the spread and 22-18 with the over.
The Rockets are averaging 110.6 points per game on offense this season despite shooting just 44.7 percent form the floor. Defensively, Houston is giving up 109.3 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.3 percent from the floor. The Rockets continue to be without Eric Gordon and Chris Paul, who are both out with injuries until later this month. James Harden is averaging 33.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game to lead the team while Clint Capela is adding 17.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a loss and 18-38-1 against the spread in their last 57 against Western Conference opponents.
The Rockets are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.
The Cavs just haven’t been able to compete this season, especially during this losing streak. Houston has been playing quite well despite losses to the Bucks and Blazers. They have covered in their last seven wins and they will definitely win this game. Cleveland is really lacking in depth and they don’t have the defensive ability to slow down James Harden and Clint Capela.
NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -13.5