The Cleveland Cavaliers (47-28) host the Houston Rockets (18-56) on March 26, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers are favorites by 14 points as they enter the matchup winners of three in a row and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is 228 points.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Rockets
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -1075 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +692 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.
Cavaliers vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 26, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Cavaliers vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Cavaliers have played 75 games, with 40 wins against the spread. Cleveland has been the favorite in 59 games this season and has come away with the win 44 times (74.6%) in those contests. Cavaliers games this year have hit the over 51.4% of the time (38 out of 74 games with a set point total).
The Rockets have played 74 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Houston has won 22.9% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (16-54). Rockets games this season have hit the over on 36 of 74 set point totals (48.6%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kevin Porter Jr.||52||18.6||5.6||5.9||1.3||0.3||2.2|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||71||12.6||7.1||1.2||0.5||0.9||1.6|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||74||12.6||5.5||1.5||0.5||0.4||0.8|
Cavaliers vs. Rockets Injury Report
Rockets: John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Injury Management)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is averaging 112.2 points per game this season (25th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined defensively, ceding just 106.7 points per game (best). When playing at home, the Cavaliers are scoring 2.9 more points per game (113.7) than they are in away games (110.8). On the offensive side of the ball, the Cavaliers have increased their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 114.2 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 112.2 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
This season, Cleveland is draining 11.5 threes per game (19th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.5% (13th-ranked) from downtown. Of the shots taken by the Cavaliers in 2022-23, 62.9% of them have been two-pointers (72.3% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.1% have been threes (27.7%).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston is the second-worst team in the league in points scored (110.6 per game) and second-worst in points conceded (118.7). In 2022-23 the Rockets are averaging 0.7 fewer points per game at home (110.2) than away (110.9). Over their past 10 games, the Rockets are posting 112.5 points per contest, 1.9 more than their season average (110.6).
Beyond the arc, Houston is fourth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.7%. In 2022-23, the Rockets have taken 36.6% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.4% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.2% of the Rockets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.8% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Cavaliers, and we expect that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -14). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228 points.
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