Game Time: 8 pm ET
Cleveland Cavaliers (44-11 SU, 37-18 ATS) at Houston Rockets (36-21, 26-30-1 ATS)
Opening Line: Cleveland -1
Current Line: Cleveland -3.5
Current Bet Percents: 80% on Cleveland
Opening Total: 185.5
Current Total: 185.5 to 186
Current Bet Percents on Total: 66% on OVER
Season Home/Road Stats
Cleveland (road): 18-10 SU, 16-12 ATS, 11-17 O/U
Houston (home): 23-6 SU, 13-15-1 ATS, 12-17 O/U
Cleveland has won five straight, both SU and ATS.
Houston has won five straight SU, all at home.
These two only meet twice a year. Cleveland won at home, 99-90, as a 7.5-point favorite back in December. Houston is 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS in the last six meetings. The Rockets have won the last two in this series at Houston in convincing fashion -- 92-77 last season and 81-63 two seasons ago. Four of the last five in this series have gone UNDER the total.
Trends of Note
The UNDER is:
The OVER is:
Cleveland: Guard Delonte West is probable (wrist).
Houston: Guard Tracy McGrady is out for the season (knee). Forward Ron Artest is probable after suffering a minor head injury in his last game.
I agree fellas. If I was on this game, I'd have to back Houston.
I'm with ya, Evan. Houston is the only way to go in this game IMO.
It is puzzling to me why the line in this game moved so significantly. The line moved from Cleveland -1.5 to -4. Houston is a better team without McGrady, and they have played very well since the break. Cleveland is not a dominant road team, while Houston hasn't lost by more than 4 points at home since back in November. A little confused...