Cavaliers vs Rockets Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, January 26, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20) are nine-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (11-37) on January 26, 2023 at Toyota Center. The Rockets are sputtering right now, going 1-9 during their past 10 games. A 219.5-point over/under has been set in this matchup.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Rockets

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -389 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +305 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 219.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSOH
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Cavaliers vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Cavaliers are 25-23-1 against the spread this year. Cleveland has won 26, or 66.7%, of the 39 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the total in 23 out of 48 opportunities (47.9%).

The Rockets are 17-27-4 against the spread this season. Houston has won 23.9% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (11-35). Rockets games this season have hit the over 23 times in 48 opportunities (47.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 41 28.3 4 4.8 1.5 0.4 3.8
Darius Garland 40 21.7 2.9 8 1.3 0.1 2.4
Evan Mobley 47 15.1 8.8 2.7 0.7 1.3 0.2
Jarrett Allen 42 14 9.7 1.7 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 45 12.6 4 3.7 0.8 0.2 1.6


Rockets Leaders
Jalen Green 47 22 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.2 2.5
Alperen Sengun 44 15.5 9 3.5 0.8 1 0.2
Eric Gordon 42 12.2 2.1 2.6 0.5 0.4 1.8
Jabari Smith Jr. 45 11.9 6.9 1 0.5 0.9 1.7
Kenyon Martin Jr. 48 11.1 5.3 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.9
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Cavaliers: Donovan Mitchell: Questionable (Groin), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle)

Rockets: Jabari Smith Jr.: Probable (Ankle), Kevin Porter: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Because of Cleveland’s offensive struggles this season, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA with 111.5 points per game, it has had to lean on its defense, which ranks best in the league by ceding 107.2 points per game. Offensively the Cavaliers have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 113.9 points per game, compared to 109 per game in road games. The Cavaliers’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, racking up 111.3 points a contest compared to the 111.5 they’ve averaged this season.

With 11.4 threes per game, Cleveland is 20th in the NBA. It has a 36.3% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 12th in the league. The Cavaliers are attempting 52.9 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 62.7% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.4 treys per contest, which are 37.3% of their shots (and 28% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Offensively, Houston is the second-worst squad in the league (109.7 points per game). On defense, it is 25th (117.2 points conceded per game). At home the Rockets are scoring 109 points per game, 1.4 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (110.4). While the Rockets are scoring 109.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their last 10 games, producing 111.4 a contest.

Houston is 20th in the league in 3-pointers made (11.4 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.9%). The Rockets take 39.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 28.7% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 60.9% of their shots, with 71.3% of their makes coming from there.

Cavaliers vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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