Free NBA Hoops Pick: Rockets vs Cavaliers Lines
Looking for Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers free plays? NBA betting sees the Rockets taking on the Cavaliers on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(36-38) Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (52-21)
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Cavs -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
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The Rockets and Cavaliers take center stage on Tuesday night as they go at it in Cleveland on TNT.
While the Rockets continue to battle for the 8th seed in the West, Cleveland currently sits 1st in the East and is looking to put the finishing wraps on the Raptors, who are currently right behind them.
The Rockets have certainly underachieved this season.
However, not making the playoffs would pose as an even bigger issue for them and right now they’re hanging on for dear life.
Houston currently holds a 0.5 game lead on the Mavericks for the 8th spot, but come in off a loss against another Eastern Conference foe in the Indiana Pacers.
Houston does have the benefit of playing a decent schedule down the stretch. They’ll run into 5 straight games against under .500 teams to close the season out. That however, comes after a stretch against these Cavaliers, the Bulls, and the Thunder.
The Rockets will need James Harden to step himself up here. Harden struggled in the last meeting with the Cavaliers, going for just 11 points on 2 of 10 shooting. Houston’s offense just isn’t good enough to overcome any kind of performance like that.
The Cavaliers have certainly been at the center of plenty of drama this season.
One place they’ve also been consistently? The top of the Eastern Conference.
Cleveland currently holds a 2.5 game lead on the Raptors and while there is no certainty they hold onto that, they can really put a damper on the Raptors hopes with a couple wins in a row.
Cleveland had one of their worst performances of the year against Brooklyn on Thursday night, but bounced back with a solid performance in the MSG spotlight as Lebron James played like a man on a mission.
They’ll need that kind of Lebron James going forward as this team simply plays at an unreal level with James playing so well.
One key for Cleveland here will be getting waiver acquisition Channing Frye going. Frye has shot just 1 for 14 from 3 point range over the past 3 games. He was signed for that main purpose, along with providing some presence inside. He’s done neither really over that span.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference.
- Cavaliers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
It’s so tough to read Cleveland.
It’s almost like this team ends their own momentum they build. After a win like they had inside MSG, look for Cleveland to continue their dominant play here on TNT in front of the national audience behind another big performance from Lebron James.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavs ATS
Cleveland plays inspired basketball once again, which is a spot where they nearly unbeatable most times.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 110- Houston 97
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