Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavaliers vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Houston Rockets on Friday January 15 at Toyota Center, Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-9) vs. Houston Rockets (21-19)
Date: Friday January 15
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cleveland -125
NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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The Rockets and Cavaliers take center stage as they battle it off on ESPN Friday night.
Cleveland will be completing the Texas Triangle as they dealt with Dallas already and have San Antonio and Houston on a back to back.
Houston was in action on Wednesday and knocked off the Twolves at home 107-104.
The Cavaliers are playing their best basketball right now and the health of the team finally has everyone playing at their best level.
Cleveland has dealt with the absence of either Love, James, or Irving on a regular basis over the past couple seasons. It seemed like these three could all never be healthy at the same time.
Love and Irving missed a lot of playoffs last season, but Love came back at 100% and resigned with the Cavaliers this past off season. Irving returned about two weeks ago and is finally playing at an MVP caliber level, making this Cavaliers team so deadly.
Cleveland came from behind in their first leg of the Texas Triangle as they knocked off Dallas in overtime. With the Spurs looming on Thursday, this has the potential to be a let down spot, win or lose.
Cleveland will either come in on a high after handing the Spurs their first home loss of the season, or come in flat after a tough road loss. Either way, Cleveland has not been good spread wise this season, as they are 15-20-1, losing money for backers this season.
The Rockets will get the benefit of an off day on Thursday as they prep for James and company.
Houston grabbed a 3 point home win over Minnesota as they are playing their best basketball of the season, especially after how bad things started.
The Rockets have now won 5 in a row and James Harden is really playing at a high level.
Harden turned in 27 points to go along with 11 assists. Harden is averaging 28.0 points on the season along with 6 rebounds and 7 assists per game.
Wednesday’s win was quite the turning point, at least in James Harden’s eyes, as he said post game he believed that was a type of game this Rockets team would have lost earlier in the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Cavaliers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Cavaliers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
- Rockets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Rockets are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free NBA Prediction:
This will certainly test the mindset for Cleveland here. Regardless of the outcome in their Spurs meeting, they will come in tired and ready to get the heck out of Texas. With Houston playing will, this could poise as a very tough spot.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland -1.5
Expect a very close game here with both teams needing a big stop or score to win this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 108 – Houston 106
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