Cavaliers vs Rockets Prediction and Odds

Cavaliers vs Rockets Prediction and Odds

Cavaliers vs Rockets Prediction and Odds: The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to win this game as per the bookmakers and stats.


The Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20) will look to bounce back when they meet the Houston Rockets (11-37) in the upcoming NBA fixture. It has been a good season for the Cavaliers till now. They are currently in the 5th position of the Eastern Conference. Cleveland faced a 103-105 defeat to the New York Knicks in the last game.

The Houston Rockets couldn’t capitalize on the winning momentum as they dropped another game with a 103-108 loss to the Washington Wizards in the last fixture. The Rockets had a tough campaign so far. They are currently struggling in the position of the Western Conference. Houston needs another solid performance when they host the Cavaliers at Toyota Center in the next matchup.

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Cavaliers vs Rockets Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 1 of the last 5 away fixtures.

Cleveland’s only win came against the Portland Trail Blazers. They lost to teams like the New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Utah Jazz. The Cavaliers have won 9 out of 24 away games in the current season.

In the last 5 away games

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have scored 110.4 points per game.
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have conceded 111.8 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 3
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1

The Houston Rockets have won just 1 of the last 5 home games.

The Rockets won against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They lost against the likes of the Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Utah Jazz. Houston’s current home record stands at 7-16 now.

In the last 5 home games

  • The Houston Rockets have scored 109.8 points per game.
  • The Houston Rockets have conceded 115.8 points per game.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 4

The Houston Rockets failed to cash in the home advantage this season. The Cleveland Cavaliers will have the performance advantage as they had a much better campaign than the Rockets.

Cavaliers vs Rockets Prediction: Attack and Defense Comparisons

Attack

The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing with a scoring average of 111.5 points per game. They shot 48.4% from the field and 36.3% from the 3-point line. The Cavaliers have an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 113.1 in the last 5 away games.

The Houston Rockets have maintained a scoring rate of 109.9 points per game so far. In shooting, they played with a success rate of 44.8% in field goals and 33.1% in 3-pointers. The Rockets have an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 107.5 in the last 5 home games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are clearly ahead in the offense.

Defense

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been conceding 111.7 points per game this season. They played with an average of 42.4 rebounds along with 6.5 steals and 4.2 blocks per game. The Cavaliers have an Adjusted Defense Rating of 114.3 in the last 5 away games.

The Houston Rockets are giving away 117.4 points per game. They maintained an average of 46.6 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 7.3 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 4.7. The Rockets have an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.1 in the last 5 home games.

The Rockets have the edge in Defense.

Cavaliers vs Rockets Odds

Spread

  • Cleveland Cavaliers -9.0: (-108)
  • Houston Rockets +9.0: (-110)

Moneyline

  • Cleveland Cavaliers: -375
  • Houston Rockets: +330

Win Probability

  • Cleveland Cavaliers: 78%
  • Houston Rockets: 21%
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Cavaliers vs Rockets Prediction: Last Game Analysis

Will the Cavaliers get back to winning ways?

The Cleveland Cavaliers faced a close defeat when they met the New York Knicks in the last fixture. The Cavaliers came back from behind with the 3-pointer by Donovan Mitchell with around 8 minutes remaining. It was a comeback game for Mitchell after recovering from a left groin strain. He played well but was denied on his last three attempts at the rim which sealed the contest for New York. Overall, Cleveland’s offense seemed to lack significant firepower.

Donovan Mitchell finished the game with 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Jarrett Allen scored 24 points with 12 rebounds.

Can the Rockets avoid another home defeat?

The Houston Rockets lost the plot in the final moments against the Minnesota Timberwolves and ended another matchup with a home defeat. It was a good start for the Rockets and they were quick to secure a lead. For a moment, Houston was leading by 19 points. The lead came down to 10 at the start of the fourth quarter. But a 15-2 run by the Timberwolves changed the contest in their favor. The Rockets tried hard to regain the lead in the closing minutes but they faced a 5-point defeat in the end.

Aleperen Sengun led the scoring for the Rockets with 29 points. He also added 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Jalen Green scored 19 points with 4 rebounds and 7 assists.

Rockets vs Cavaliers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

Both these teams have met 136 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Houston Rockets are leading with 88 wins, while the Cleveland Cavaliers managed to win 48 games.

If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 matchups were won by the Cavaliers and 2 by the Rockets. The previous clash took place in the last season on 2 February 2022. The Houston Rockets won that game with a score of 15-104.

Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)

  • Number of home games won by the Houston Rockets: 1
  • Number of away games won by the Cleveland Cavaliers: 1
  • Average Number of Total Points scored: 211.4
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Houston Rockets: 101.2
  • Average Number of Points scored by the Cleveland Cavaliers: 110.2

Rockets vs Cavaliers Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Houston Rockets

Jalen Green (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 22.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.2 | Assists Per Game: 3.6

Kevin Porter Jr. (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 19.2 | Assists Per Game: 5.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.5

Alperen Sengun (Center)

Points Per Game: 15.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.9 | Blocks Per Game: 1.0

Cleveland Cavaliers

Donovan Mitchell (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 28.3 | Assists Per Game: 4.8 | Steals Per Game: 1.5

Darius Garland (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 21.7 | Assists Per Game: 8.0 | Steals Per Game: 1.3

Evan Mobley (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 15.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.8 | Blocks Per Game: 1.3

Cavaliers vs Rockets Winner Prediction

  • Momentum Advantage: Cavaliers
  • Offensive Advantage: Cavaliers
  • The Houston Rockets have the edge in Defense.
  • Overall: Advantage Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking like a much stronger side as per their team strength and performance this season. They would like to improve their away record by dominating the Rockets in their own backyard tonight. On the other hand, the Houston Rockets would like to repeat the result of the last fixture with a complete team effort against the Cavaliers. They can’t afford to lose more games in order to promote themselves on the table. All the odds and stats suggest a win for the Cavaliers in this matchup.

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