Cavaliers vs Rockets NBA Odds Preview
The Houston Rockets take their talents on the road to the Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rockets come into game with a 36-37 record, and are tied with the Utah Jazz for the 8th and final postseason spot in the West. Houston is coming off a home win over Toronto, then battled and lost to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. The Cleveland Cavaliers come into the game with a 52-21 record, which is best in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland leads the Toronto Raptors by 2.5 games for the top spot. The Cavaliers are coming off a blowout pro hoops betting win on the road at the New York Knicks on Saturday.
How To Bet on Cleveland vs. Houston NBA Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet on the Cavs
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 7 out of their last 10 games. The Cavaliers are coming off the road win at Madison Square Garden over the Knicks. Cleveland is scoring 25 points per game, and dishing out 6.6 assists per game. The Cavaliers are scoring 103.9 points per game, and allowing 97.9 per game. Cleveland won 53 games a season ago, which means they need just 2 more wins to surpass their win total of a season ago. The Cavaliers got a huge game from LeBron James, with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Why Bet on the Rockets
The Houston Rockets have really struggled on the road this season; winning just 16 out of 38 games. The Rockets have lost four straight games on the road. Houston is led in scoring by James Harden, with his 28.5 points per game. Harden is helping the Rockets score 106 points per game, which is fourth in the league, but they are also allowing more than 106 per game. Houston is 36-38, which would snap their streak of five straight seasons over .500. The Rockets won 54 and 56 the past two seasons respectively.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It appears no team really wants that 8th spot in the Western Conference postseason picture. It may be an ugly spot, as they would have to take on the Golden State Warriors, but it is at least a spot. The Houston Rockets have got to hope they can win a few games and grab the 7th seed, but that’s also a tough opponent, in San Antonio. Look for Cleveland to blow out the Rockets, as Houston has times where they play very uninspired basketball. The bet for this game is the Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
The final score prediction: Cleveland 108 and Houston 98.