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Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets Betting Preview

Game Time: 8 pm ET

TV: TNT

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

Streaks

Cleveland has won five straight, both SU and ATS.

Houston has won five straight SU, all at home.

Series History

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

Cleveland is:

  • 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite of 4.5 or less
  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 day of rest
  • 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a SU win of more than 10 points
  • 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 road games vs. a team with a home win percentage of greater than .600
  • 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games

Houston is:

  • 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road win percentage of greater than .600
  • 25-9-3 ATS in their last 37 Thursday games
  • 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a SU win
  • 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games as a home underdog of 4.5 or less

The UNDER is:

  • 5-1 in the Cavaliers' last 6 games vs. a team with a win percentage above .600
  • 20-7 in the Cavaliers' last 27 games following an ATS win
  • 40-19-1 in the Cavaliers' last 60 Thursday games
  • 5-1 in the Rockets' last 6 games as a home underdog of 4.5 or less
  • 4-1 in the Rockets' last 5 games following an ATS loss

The OVER is:

  • 17-5-1 in Cavaliers last 23 games as a road favorite of 4.5 or less
  • 6-0 in the Rockets' last 6 Thursday games
  • 4-1 in the Rockets' last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
  • 9-4 in the Rockets' last 13 games as an underdog

Injuries

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.

Dwayne Bryant was born, raised, and lives in Southeast Pennsylvania. Dwayne was introduced to sports betting by his godfather at the young age of thirteen and has been handicapping professionally since... Read more

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