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NBA odds preview - Rockets vs. Cavaliers

Houston RocketsCleveland Cavaliers
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

27-31TEAM RECORD10-46

Quicken Loans Arena features an NBA battle between the host Cleveland Cavaliers and the visiting Houston Rockets Sunday in betting action on Wednesday.

Cleveland will face the 27-31 Rockets, who own a 29-27-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 33-23 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 30-28 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 30 and the Rockets at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-92 result in favor of the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 95.1 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 24 at 104.8 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.6 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston was a 108-100 winner in its last match on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rockets grabbed a 108-100 win over the Pistons on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Patrick Patterson at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 104-99 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 11-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got a 32-point performance from Ramon Sessions as Cleveland handed Los Angeles a 104-99 defeat on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Rockets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 14 games when playing Cleveland
Houston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 14 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to New Jersey, Saturday, February 26
Cleveland home to New York, Friday, February 25

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