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Cavs Looking For First Season Sweep Of Rockets Since 2002

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets hope to find some consistency when they square off against one another at the Toyota Center Sunday night. Aside from trying to stabilize their hot and cold play, the Cavs are in line to pick up the season sweep of the Rockets, which would be the first time the franchise has done so since the 2001-02 season. Some notable players on that Cleveland roster include Lamond Murray, Andre Miller and Wesley Person.

SHARK BITES
  • The Cavaliers are 1-10 ATS in their past 11 games on the road against Houston.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Rockets past 8 games at home.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-6 ATS in their past 8 games.

The Cavs snapped a three-game losing skid with an 116-104 victory over Orlando Saturday evening. LeBron James was the star of the show in that outing with the superstar tallying 24 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds. You’ll need to keep an eye on the status of James and point guard Kyrie Irving, as the duo played 38 and 36 minutes respectively and coach Tyronn Lue was non-committal about potentially resting the starters Sunday.

The Rockets are coming off a come from behind victory over the Bulls Friday in which they trailed by double-digits early to win 115-94. James Harden had 19 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds in the contest to record his third double-double in four games. Harden did everything he could to lift the Rockets past the Cavs earlier this season but to no avail, as the All-Star scored a game-high 41 points to go along with 15 assists and seven rebounds.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Houston Rockets installed as -4-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 230.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rockets to win this game 117-104. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets sit at 45-21 (38-28 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently 43-21 (29-33-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Houston is 35-30-1 OU and Cleveland is 36-26-2 OU. This season the Houston Rockets are 45-21 overall and 38-28 ATS against the number, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 43-21 and 29-33-2 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 35-30-1 on the OU, and Cleveland is 36-26-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Houston Rockets at No. 3 and the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 11 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 12-rated NBA squad against Cleveland's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 1 in the league with 14.65 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 13.16 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland got 24 points and 24 rebounds from LeBron James en route to a 116-104 victory over Orlando on Saturday at Amway Center.

Houston cruised to victory on Friday, running Chicago out of the gym and running up a 115-94 score at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Cleveland's last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Detroit, Tuesday, March 14th
Houston home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 15th

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