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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets Prediction 12-18-23 NBA Picks

Cleveland Cavaliers (14-12) vs Houston Rockets (13-9)
2023-12-18 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -5 -- Over/Under: 215.5
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The Houston Rockets look for a win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview 

The Houston Rockets are coming off wins over the Spurs and Grizzlies, but they lost to the Bucks last night. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 19.7 points and 9 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have lost each of their last 19 road games when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last nine road games on the second leg of a back-to-back against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Each of the Rockets’ last five road games on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone OVER the total points line.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview 

The Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from losses to the Magic and Celtics with a win Saturday over the Hawks. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.3 points and 5.5 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 20.7 points and 5.9 assists. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Facts

  • The Cavaliers have won each of their last nine games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Cavaliers have covered the spread in each of their last five home games against the Rockets.
  • Each of the last four games between the Rockets and Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse have gone UNDER the total points line.

Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the rest advantage, and they’re at home, but they’ve also underachieved up to this point, and they’re dealing with injuries to Garland and Mobley. The Houston Rockets are a young team, so playing on the end of a back to back shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Also, the Rockets are 16-5-1 ATS on the season, so they’re one of our top moneymakers. The Cavs could free fall at any moment. Give me the Cavs and the free buckets.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Houston Rockets +5

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets Prediction 12-18-23 NBA Picks

Cleveland Cavaliers (14-12) vs Houston Rockets (13-9)
2023-12-18 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -5 -- Over/Under: 215.5
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The Houston Rockets look for a win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview 

The Houston Rockets are coming off wins over the Spurs and Grizzlies, but they lost to the Bucks last night. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 19.7 points and 9 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have lost each of their last 19 road games when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last nine road games on the second leg of a back-to-back against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Each of the Rockets’ last five road games on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone OVER the total points line.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview 

The Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from losses to the Magic and Celtics with a win Saturday over the Hawks. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.3 points and 5.5 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 20.7 points and 5.9 assists. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Facts

  • The Cavaliers have won each of their last nine games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Cavaliers have covered the spread in each of their last five home games against the Rockets.
  • Each of the last four games between the Rockets and Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse have gone UNDER the total points line.

Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the rest advantage, and they’re at home, but they’ve also underachieved up to this point, and they’re dealing with injuries to Garland and Mobley. The Houston Rockets are a young team, so playing on the end of a back to back shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Also, the Rockets are 16-5-1 ATS on the season, so they’re one of our top moneymakers. The Cavs could free fall at any moment. Give me the Cavs and the free buckets.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Houston Rockets +5

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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