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
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
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
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.