NBA odds preview - Cavaliers vs. Rockets

Cleveland CavaliersHouston Rockets
16-30February 01, 2014, 08:00 | Toyota Center31-17

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Houston and Cleveland on Saturday, with the host Rockets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Supporters of the Cavaliers have seen them go 16-30 and 19-27 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 31-17 and 24-21-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Rockets are 21-25-2, while the Cavaliers are 21-25.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 19 and the Cavaliers at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-88 result in favor of the Rockets.

Houston won its last outing, a 117-115 result against the Mavericks on January 29. The Rockets covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 232 combined points took the game OVER the total. Chandler Parsons went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds leading Houston over Dallas, 117-115, on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 105.04 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.61 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 47.07% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 42.28% per game.

Next up:
Cleveland at Dallas, Monday, February 3rd
Houston home to Phoenix, Wednesday, February 5th
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