If you follow me enough then you know that Pace Rankings are an important part of my CBB and NBA Totals Handicapping. But it's not the only way to skin a cat albeit an important factor. (Most of the Time) Not so much here since the Cavs and Rockets are both on the Low End when it comes to pushing the action, Ranked #29 and #28 in the NBA comprised of 30 Squads. What we do have in this game is one of the most prolific Offensive Teams in the NBA playing THE WORST Defense in the NBA. I'll let you guess which is which. The fact is Houston is NOT SO good either playing D, unlike previous years, as they come in a #24 in the NBA doing so. Cleveland's D has been more terrible than ever lately, the Rockets are hitting 65% OVERS on their home court this season, and Houston is off a loss. All of these things are not good if you are a Cavs Fan but they are also great for the OVER. We have waited for this number to drop to get the best number possible. It has dropped from the open of 217 to where it is now and while it might drop further, we are getting it now. You can however play this one for 3* at 222 or better..