Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/1/14
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-30) at Houston Rockets (31-17)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -11.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavs head to Houston on Saturday to face off against the Rockets.
The Houston Rockets are currently in second place in their division, trailing the Spurs by just three games. The Rockets are getting by with their outstanding offense, which is ranked fifth in the league in scoring offense this season, putting up an average of 105 points per game. Harden is leading the Rockets offense, scoring 23.7 per game on the year. The Rockets have won two out of their last three games, winning back to back games against the first place Spurs, and then most recently against the Mavs on the road.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are really, really struggling this season, having a record of just 16-30 at this point. The Cavs are in fourth place in the Central division, trailing the first place Pacers by a whopping 19.5 games. Kyrie Irving is having a nice season for the Cavs, scoring an average of 21.6 points per game this season. The offense as a whole for the Cavs is struggling however, scoring just 95.8 per game. Cleveland has dropped three straight heading into this meeting, with their latest loss coming on Thursday against the Knicks on the road.
The Cavs are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games on the road, and the Cavs are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall. The Cavs are also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a winning record.
The Houston Rockets are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games on Saturdays, and the Rockets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when playing on two days of rest.
I'm going to take the under in this spot. I don't see a ton of value on any side here to be honest, but if you need to play it, the under looks like the side.