The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in NBA Summer League action at the Thomas & Mack Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Houston Rockets Betting Preview
The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jabari Smith Jr. is averaging 35.5 points and 7 rebounds, while Tari Eason is averaging 23 points and 9.5 rebounds. Cam Whitmore is the third double-digit scorer and Matthew Mayer is grabbing 9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 97.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 83.3 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Sam Merrill is averaging 18.7 points and 2.3 assists, while Emoni Bates is averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds. Isaiah Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Sharife Cooper is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
This line is a bit strange to me, as the Houston Rockets have been probably the most impressive team in this summer league, and they're stacked with top level young talent. The Cleveland Cavaliers are obviously undefeated as well, but the Rockets have been more consistent, at least on the offensive side. Also, while both teams are on the end of a back to back, the Cavs did have to work harder yesterday and their game did go into overtime. The value is with the Rockets and the free buckets.