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2021 NBA Handicapping
(9-18) Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (17-12)
Date: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets +333 | Cavaliers -450 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets +8.5 / Cavaliers -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
The Houston Rockets will be on the road to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, December 15th.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
In most spots that I have checked the Cavs are an 8.5 point favorite. The total has stayed right around 216.
The Rockets may not go places this year, but I do feel they can be better in the future. It has not been all negativity with this team like a lot of people thought it might be.
In their last five games, they are 3-2. It will be tough to make it the 4th win out of 6 when they face a very good and confident Cavs team.
This team looked totally lost last year after James Harden left. With him being there so long and giving them the kind of production that he did, one can see why.
To me, this is a team that often plays better than their record. I know at the end of the day, it is about wins and losses, but sometimes you have to look deeper than that.
Houston picked up an impressive win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday by a score of 132-126. That should give them confidence when they go against Cleveland.
Eric Gordon had a very good game in the win over Atlanta. He finished the day with 32 points and 3 rebounds. Also, D.J. Augustin chipped in 22 points to the mix.
The Cavaliers have had a good season so far. They are certainly playing better than what a lot of people thought before the year started.
Cleveland comes into this game with a record of 17-12, which puts them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. They currently trail the Milwaukee Bucks by one game.
I still question whether this team can sustain this success over the full 82 game schedule, but if they do figure it out, it would not surprise me. They are an unselfish bunch who has a very good coach, so anything is possible for them.
Cleveland beat the Miami Heat on Monday by a score of 105-94. That was a good win for them because even though the Heat were shorthanded, I am not sure a lot of people gave the Cavs a shot in that one.
In the win over Miami, Kevin Love was the leading scorer with 23 points and 9 boards. Darius Garland chipped in 16 points and 5 assists.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Cavaliers.
- The Rockets are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
- The Cavs are 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Cavs are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Analysis:
For me, it will be interesting to see how the Rockets play after they knocked off a good team in the Hawks.
Will Houston keep up the good play or have a letdown moment.?
If the Cavs want to show they are not pretenders, they have to figure out a way to beat a team they are better than on their home court.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavs ATS
Houston has been playing better for sure, but I still feel Cleveland will be too much for them to handle. They are the better team and they have been doing a good job of taking care of teams they are better than.
At this point, everyone knows how good the Cavs have been ATS lately. I look for that trend to continue on Wednesday and for them to cover at -8.5.
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