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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets - 3/22/14

Houston Rockets (46-22) at Cleveland Cavaliers (26-43)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

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The Houston Rockets take the trip to the Quicken Loans Arena tonight to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Rockets have bounced back from a trio of losses with a couple of massive wins on the trot. After trouncing the Jazz by 38 points on Monday, the Rockets took it to the Timberwolves on Thursday and beat them by 129-106 thanks to a balanced scoring attack. James Harden led the way with 28 points including six treys, Chandler Parsons added 19 and Donatas Motiejunas had himself a field day, scoring 20 points on nine of 11 shooting. As a team, the Rockets shot 57.6 percent from the field and made 16 threes to improve to 46-22 overall and 28-7 at home.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets - 3/22/14

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Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have lost 10 of their last 14 games and will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss after their 102-95 defeat against the Thunder on Thursday. In a game where they were completely outplayed, the Cavs still found a way to trim a 24-point deficit to just five with 1:12 left in the game thanks to 30 points from Dion Waiters and 20 points from Stephen Hawes, but the Cavs desperately needed someone like Luol Deng or Kyrie Irving to get them over the hump.

In ATS trends, the Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team below .400 and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Cavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the Rockets are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall but just 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Cleveland.

There is no line for this game yet so please check back later for my free pick.

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