Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s clash in the NBA. Cleveland hopes to win their 5th game in a row as they welcome the Houston Rockets to town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Rockets shocked the entire world after going on a 7-game win streak, prior to which they had lost 15 in a row. That has never happened before in the NBA, so this team has already made it into the history books. Of course, all win streaks have to come to an end at some point and they did lose 2 in a row after those 7 games, but they’ve bounced back with an impressive 132-126 win at Atlanta on Monday. Veteran leader Eric Gordon dropped 32 points, including 5 threes to lead the way as a total of 7 Rocket player scored in double figures, including 4 of them off the bench. Houston heads into tonight’s game in good spirit after covering in the last 5 games in a row, they are also 8-2 SU in their last 10 overall.
Every bettors dream team this season are the Cleveland Cavaliers who have now covered the spread in 12 games in a row. For the season they are 23-5-1 and not a single person on the planet could have seen this coming before the season started. They are currently on a 4-game win streak and not only are they winning, but they are beating teams by a big margin during this run. Their latest win was an 11-point triumph at home over the Miami Heat, as 4 starters scores in double figures, plus Kevin Love came off the bench and added 23, including 5 threes. One guy that could miss tonight’s game is Evan Mobley who is questionable with a hip injury. Cavs have done quite well at home too, they’ve covered in 7 straight at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
There’s literally no pressure on the Rockets coming into this game, they only have to keep it close and not lose by more than 10 points to cover. Having gone 12-5 SU in the last 17 vs the Cavs I’m optimistic they have what it takes to achieve that. Give me the Rockets to cover.
Cleveland Cavaliers – Houston Rockets Predictions & Odds
Rockets +10.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
The point total for tonight has been set at a very high 221 points, which is just around the average amount these two have had in their last 10 meetings head-to-head. The over has cashed 6 times in the rockets last 7 games, while for the Cavs the under has been the bet in 8 off 11 vs West coast teams. I’m leaning slightly towards the under here, as that’s how Cleveland tends to play at home this season. Their games have finished 4-11 on the O/U, plus against the Rockets in head-to-head meetings the under has cashed 5 times in the last 7 played in Cleveland. When it comes to pace of play, the Cavs rank only 21st in the NBA and playing at home here I think they will be the team that dictates the flow of the game. Because of this I think backing the under is the smart bet here.
Under 221 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365