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Rockets take on Cavaliers in hoops contest

Houston RocketsCleveland Cavaliers
March 11, 6:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

22-19TEAM RECORD15-23

The Cavaliers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Rockets tip off at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday in NBA play.

Cleveland will face the 22-19 Rockets, who own a 20-20-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 17-21 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 17-24 favoring the OVER.

View Houston vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rockets listed as 2-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 97-93.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 11-rated squad against Houston's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 9 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 7 per outing.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.8 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston was a 112-106 winner in its last match on the road against the Nets. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rockets got 23 points from Goran Dragic as Houston ran past New Jersey 112-106 on Saturday at Prudential Center.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 96-90 winner on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland got 21 points from Antawn Jamison en route to a 96-90 victory over Oklahoma City on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Rockets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 13
Cleveland home to Toronto, Tuesday, March 13

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