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NBA on ABC: Cavs Host the Rockets

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Rockets and Cavs on ABC in Prime-time

The Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in prime-time on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. The nationally televised game will tip-off at 8:30 pm EST and will be on ABC.

Oddsmakers have Houston as 3-point favorites. The total is at 231.

The Houston Rockets are rolling. They are well on the way to molding themselves into a deep, explosive team. They may be the only team capable of challenging the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ are in disarray. Their best player is trying to beat back rumors that he may join the Warriors this summer. LeBron James dismissed the reports as “nonsense”. He was disputing a report from ESPN that he would “take” a meeting with the Warriors in free agency if they cleared the cap space to give him a max contract.

James can become a free agent if he declines his $35.6 million contract option with the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers Trying to Keep Pace With Boston

Cleveland won its last outing, a 91-89 result against the Miami Heat on January 31. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a -2.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Cleveland was six games in back of Boston in the East when play began Friday.

Kevin Love is out eight weeks with a broken bone in his left hand.

Rockets Look for Sweep of Cavliers

Last time out for Houston, they were a 102-91 winner as they battled the San Antonio Spurs on the road. The Rockets covered in the match as a -2.5-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Rockets beat Cleveland 117-113 on Nov. 7. Chris Paul didn’t play in that game for Houston and Kevin Love was out there for the Cavs. Paul is healthy. He will be alongside James Harden against a team that struggles to guard the perimeter.

The Rocket trail the Warriors by 2.5 games in the West. They won their third straight and seventh out of the last eight when they beat San Antonio Thursday.

Harden has scored 88 points in his last two games. This is including his 60-point outburst in a triple-double against Orlando. Harden posted 35 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds last time out against the Cavs.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Houston 37-13 24-25-1 113.84 106.16 7.68 10-15-1 14-10 22-27-1 15-11 7-16-1
Cleveland 30-20 14-35-1 109.60 109.34 0.25999999999999 5-19-1 9-16 25-23-2 12-11-2 13-12
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
HOU 22.02 13.96 1.58
CLE 23.44 14.04 1.67
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
HOU 9.34 34.30 43.64
CLE 8.32 33.42 41.74
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
HOU 45.99 47.00 -1.01
CLE 47.12 47.42 -0.3
Team Records

Houston Rockets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 37-13 20-6 17-7 24-25-1 10-15-1 14-10 113.84 106.16 7.68
Last 10 8-2 5-0 3-2 5-5 2-3 3-2 109.10 101.60 7.50
vs Div 7-3 4-1 3-2 6-4 3-2 3-2 107.50 100.60 6.90
vs EAST 15-5 8-2 7-3 7-12-1 1-8-1 6-4 111.45 104.45 7.00
vs WEST 22-8 12-4 10-4 17-13 9-7 8-6 115.43 107.30 8.13

Cleveland Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 30-20 19-6 11-14 14-35-1 5-19-1 9-16 109.60 109.34 0.26
Last 10 4-6 4-2 0-4 2-8 2-4 0-4 107.30 113.90 -6.60
vs Div 8-5 5-1 3-4 5-7-1 2-3-1 3-4 113.31 107.85 5.46
vs EAST 23-11 13-4 10-7 11-22-1 4-12-1 7-10 110.06 107.74 2.32
vs WEST 7-9 6-2 1-7 3-13 1-7 2-6 108.63 112.75 -4.12

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 113.84 2 109.34 26
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 110.88 2 109.56 28
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 43.54 14 44.00 22
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 109.60 5 106.16 18
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 111.20 5 103.54 5
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 40.96 28 41.92 4

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Houston 8-2 6-4 4-6 108.70 54.70 44.55 40.00 107/313 7.50
Cleveland 2-8 4-6 4-6 102.10 54.20 46.80 43.90 116/339 8.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Nov 9, 2017 CLE 113 HOU 117 -6 CLE 227.5 O CLE HOU HOU 67 65 55.6 46.8 26 45 12/27 16/46 9 11
Mar 12, 2017 CLE 112 HOU 117 -7 CLE 236 U CLE HOU CLE 67 58 52.5 42.7 38 52 17/43 16/45 3 10
Nov 1, 2016 HOU 120 CLE 128 -9.5 HOU 217.5 O CLE CLE HOU 59 63 47.8 51.8 32 46 17/44 16/32 5 4
Mar 29, 2016 HOU 106 CLE 100 -2 HOU 212 U HOU HOU CLE 40 59 48.1 36 55 38 9/25 14/40 7 5
Jan 15, 2016 CLE 91 HOU 77 2 CLE 205 U CLE CLE CLE 46 35 39.1 35.1 49 40 8/35 6/25 10 10
Mar 1, 2015 CLE 103 HOU 105 -1 HOU 206.5 O HOU CLE CLE 47 50 40.8 45.9 53 36 12/40 11/30 11 11
Jan 7, 2015 HOU 105 CLE 93 6 HOU 198.5 U HOU HOU HOU 49 48 45.3 41.5 50 37 12/34 10/29 9 9
Mar 22, 2014 HOU 118 CLE 111 8.5 CLE 204 O CLE CLE HOU 67 55 48.1 50 31 49 12/35 6/17 9 7
Feb 1, 2014 CLE 92 HOU 106 -12 HOU 206.5 U HOU HOU CLE 52 61 43.7 51.3 32 44 8/30 7/26 8 8
Mar 22, 2013 CLE 78 HOU 116 -12 HOU 212.5 U HOU HOU HOU 43 58 36 57.1 32 54 4/20 10/29 9 8

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Houston Rockets

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 1, 2018 SAN 102-91 W -2.5 208.5 W/U 44.58 82.35 14 A
Jan 30, 2018 ORL 114-107 W -13 219.5 L/O 50.65 82.14 13 H
Jan 28, 2018 PHO 113-102 W -14.5 225.5 L/U 44.44 77.55 11 H
Jan 26, 2018 NOH 113-115 L -4.5 228 L/P 46.15 82.86 12 A
Jan 24, 2018 DAL 104-97 W -6.5 216.5 W/U 43.90 47.83 21 A

Cleveland Cavaliers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 31, 2018 MIA 91-89 W -2.5 217.5 L/U 35.00 76.32 6 H
Jan 30, 2018 DET 114-125 L -6 219.5 L/O 45.24 78.12 13 A
Jan 28, 2018 DET 121-104 W -7.5 219 W/O 50.60 84.62 15 H
Jan 26, 2018 IND 115-108 W -6 223 W/P 56.10 76.92 13 H
Jan 23, 2018 SAN 102-114 L -2.5 210.5 L/O 48.61 83.87 6 A

Next up:
Houston at Brooklyn Tuesday, February 6
Cleveland at Orlando Tuesday, February 6

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