Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets prediction, preview and odds.
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-34) take on the Houston Rockets (23-17) on January 11, 2019, 8:00 PM ET at the Toyota Center.
OPEN: HOU -14.5 o/u 216.5
Cleveland is ranked #28 in offense and #23 in defense while Houston is ranked #17 offensively and #12 defensively.
- Cavaliers are 8-34 (19-23 ATS) this season
- Cleveland o/u is 8-2 the last 10 games
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- Rockets are 23-17 (20-19-1 ATS) this season
- Houston o/u is 4-5-1 the last 10 games
- Houston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
- Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Prediction: Cavaliers 102 - Rockets 125
Betting Pick: Houston Rockets -14 and OVER 217
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- @texasg 60% Last 10
Cleveland has lost 11 in a row and that streak won't end tonight. The Cavs seem to be increasing their odds in the lottery for Zion.
My Pick: Houston -14
- 56 Agree
Cavaliers are choking! The Beard and gang will put on a show tonight against Cleveland. I'm not typically fond of eating this double digit chalk but I'll make an exception in this game. Rockets get the cover.
- 64 Agree
This 13.5 spread is too generous! Go place your bets with Rockets -13.5 before this moves to like 15 or 16!
- 64 Agree
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland Cavaliers' defensive woes carry over in 141-113 loss to Houston Rockets: Chris Fedor's instant analysis
HOUSTON -- During a timeout in the first quarter of Friday night's game, Houston Dynamo owner and fight legend Oscar De La Hoya "boxed" Rockets mascot Clutch, dropping the bear with a nasty 1-2 combination.
The Rockets were De La Hoya. The Cavaliers were Clutch. An early knockout.
Unlike the first meeting between the two teams, a stunning win for the Cavs on Nov. 24 that looked to be a pivotal moment in the season, Houston clubbed Cleveland 141-113 in the rematch.
It's the 12th straight loss for the Cavs. They haven't won on the road in more than a month, with the last win away from The Q coming in Brooklyn on Dec.
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Free Betting Prediction: Houston will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
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Houston Chronicle: Rockets recall loss in Cleveland before rematch
The Cavaliers arrive in Toyota Center on Friday with just eight wins and 11-consecutive losses, but even after a stretch of games against first-place teams and contenders, the Rockets are unlikely to take the Cavaliers lightly. The Rockets are among the eight teams to lose to the Cavs this season, a loss they were not permitted to forget.
"We just watched it in the locker room. They kicked our butts," Rockets guard James Harden said. "Can't allow that to happen again."
The Cavaliers won 117-108 in November with Chris Paul sitting out, as he will be again on Friday.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets, Game 43 preview and listings
HOUSTON -- The Cleveland Cavaliers (8-34) will continue their six-game road trip against the Houston Rockets (23-17) on Friday night.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Toyota Center
TV: FoxSports Ohio
Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.
Online: FoxSports Go apps
Last meeting: The Cavs beat the Rockets 117-108 on Nov. 24.
Cavs minute: Cleveland has lost 11 straight games. This is the final meeting of the season against Houston. ... The Cavs will try to sweep the two-game season series from the Rockets for the third time in franchise history (1982-83 & 2001-02 seasons).
Houston Chronicle: Scouting report: Rockets vs. Cavaliers
Rockets vs. Cavaliers
When/where: 7 p.m. Friday/Toyota Center
TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet/790-AM, 99.1-FM, 850-AM (Spanish)
The Rockets have won 10 of their past 13 games against the Cavaliers, but lost in Cleveland this season, 117-108 ... Since winning six straight games, their longest winning streak of the season, the Rockets have lost two of their past three games. The Rockets have won 14 of their past 16 home games ... Rockets guard James Harden has scored at least 30 points in 12-consecutive games, tied for the second-longest streak since 1972-73, trailing only Kobe Bryant's run of 14-conscutive games ... Austin Rivers has scored in double figures in seven of his eight games with the Rockets after scoring at least 10 points in seven of 29 games with the Wizards ... Center Clint Capela has averaged 22 points in his past five games, but made just 4 of 16 shots on Wednesday, his worst field goal percentage in a game in his career.
Statfox free betting prediction: 107 to 115. Total score: 222. Bet the over!
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