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Rockets visit Cavaliers in NBA clash

Houston RocketsCleveland Cavaliers
46-22March 22, 2014, 07:30 | Quicken Loans Arena26-43



The Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Rockets in basketball action.

Supporters of the Rockets have seen them go 46-22 and 35-30-3 ATS so far this season, while the Cavaliers are at 26-43 and 32-37 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 30-38-1, while the Rockets are 33-33-2.View Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers - Rockets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 8. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-90 win for the Rockets.

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Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 102-95 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dion Waiters was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 2 rebounds but Oklahoma City still won, 102-95, over Cleveland on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 23-ranked offense (96.94 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.81 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 42.86% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (47.64% on average).

Next up:
Houston at Charlotte, Monday, March 24th
Cleveland at New York, Sunday, March 23rd

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