Cavaliers vs. Rockets - 3/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (36-38) at Cleveland Cavaliers (52-21)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, FSOH
The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Houston Rockets could use a nice win after losing six of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.6 points and 6.4 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.1 points and 11.9 rebounds. Michael Beasley is grabbing five rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing three assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost four straight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 7.4 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 19.4 points and 4.5 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Rockets are 37-15 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I didn't like this Cavs team with LeBron, now we're supposed to pick them wihout him? No, thanks. The Rockets are talented enough to win this game on the road, and they're the more desprate team with playoffs still in question. With no LeBron, this Cavs team that's already had its issues, will struggle even more here.