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Cavs Have Awful Track Record in Houston

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The Houston Rockets appear to have finally figured it out after a rocky start to the season and will put their five-game winning streak on the line Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It won’t be an easy task, as the Cavs recently saw their eight-game streak come to an end on Thursday in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs but entered that game winners of each of their previous eight contests.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockets are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home.
  • The Cavaliers are 16-1 SU and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games in January.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Cavaliers' last four games with no days off between games.

Houston has fared well against the wine and gold, garnering victories in each of the last six meetings between the clubs. Cleveland has been an awful play at the Toyota Center, going 0-10 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the clubs in Houston.

If you’ve been backing LeBron James and company in bounce back scenarios lately, your pockets have been taking a hit. The Cavs are 0-5 ATS in their last five games after failing to cover the spread in their previous outing.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Houston Rockets installed as 4.5-point underdogs 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 206.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 102-101 result in favor of the Rockets. 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 currently sport a record of 21-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-24 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-10 and 16-20-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 21-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 17-20 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Rockets - Cavaliers betting odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Houston is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 23-rated NBA squad against Cleveland's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 2 in the league with 10.65 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 10.32 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland suffered a 99-95 loss against San Antonio on Thursday, getting 22 points from LeBron James in a losing effort at AT&T Center.

James Harden scored 27 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading Houston over Minnesota, 107-104, on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games
  • Cleveland is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Golden State, Monday, January 18th
Houston at Los Angeles, Sunday, January 17th