NBA on ABC: Cavs Host the Rockets

Houston Rockets Basketball

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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Houston37-1324-25-1113.84106.167.6810-15-114-1022-27-115-117-16-1
Cleveland30-2014-35-1109.60109.340.259999999999995-19-19-1625-23-212-11-213-12
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
HOU22.0213.961.58
CLE23.4414.041.67
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
HOU9.3434.3043.64
CLE8.3233.4241.74
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
HOU45.9947.00-1.01
CLE47.1247.42-0.3
Team Records

Houston Rockets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall37-1320-617-724-25-110-15-114-10113.84106.167.68
Last 108-25-03-25-52-33-2109.10101.607.50
vs Div7-34-13-26-43-23-2107.50100.606.90
vs EAST15-58-27-37-12-11-8-16-4111.45104.457.00
vs WEST22-812-410-417-139-78-6115.43107.308.13

Cleveland Cavaliers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall30-2019-611-1414-35-15-19-19-16109.60109.340.26
Last 104-64-20-42-82-40-4107.30113.90-6.60
vs Div8-55-13-45-7-12-3-13-4113.31107.855.46
vs EAST23-1113-410-711-22-14-12-17-10110.06107.742.32
vs WEST7-96-21-73-131-72-6108.63112.75-4.12

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense113.842109.3426
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense110.882109.5628
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed43.541444.0022
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense109.605106.1618
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense111.205103.545
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed40.962841.924

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Houston8-26-44-6108.7054.7044.5540.00107/3137.50
Cleveland2-84-64-6102.1054.2046.8043.90116/3398.80

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Nov 9, 2017CLE113HOU117-6CLE227.5OCLEHOUHOU676555.646.8264512/2716/46911
Mar 12, 2017CLE112HOU117-7CLE236UCLEHOUCLE675852.542.7385217/4316/45310
Nov 1, 2016HOU120CLE128-9.5HOU217.5OCLECLEHOU596347.851.8324617/4416/3254
Mar 29, 2016HOU106CLE100-2HOU212UHOUHOUCLE405948.13655389/2514/4075
Jan 15, 2016CLE91HOU772CLE205UCLECLECLE463539.135.149408/356/251010
Mar 1, 2015CLE103HOU105-1HOU206.5OHOUCLECLE475040.845.9533612/4011/301111
Jan 7, 2015HOU105CLE936HOU198.5UHOUHOUHOU494845.341.5503712/3410/2999
Mar 22, 2014HOU118CLE1118.5CLE204OCLECLEHOU675548.150314912/356/1797
Feb 1, 2014CLE92HOU106-12HOU206.5UHOUHOUCLE526143.751.332448/307/2688
Mar 22, 2013CLE78HOU116-12HOU212.5UHOUHOUHOU43583657.132544/2010/2998

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Houston Rockets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 1, 2018SAN102-91W-2.5208.5W/U44.5882.3514A
Jan 30, 2018ORL114-107W-13219.5L/O50.6582.1413H
Jan 28, 2018PHO113-102W-14.5225.5L/U44.4477.5511H
Jan 26, 2018NOH113-115L-4.5228L/P46.1582.8612A
Jan 24, 2018DAL104-97W-6.5216.5W/U43.9047.8321A

Cleveland Cavaliers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 31, 2018MIA91-89W-2.5217.5L/U35.0076.326H
Jan 30, 2018DET114-125L-6219.5L/O45.2478.1213A
Jan 28, 2018DET121-104W-7.5219W/O50.6084.6215H
Jan 26, 2018IND115-108W-6223W/P56.1076.9213H
Jan 23, 2018SAN102-114L-2.5210.5L/O48.6183.876A

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

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