Rockets vs. Cavaliers Odds, Pick, Prediction: Big Money, Model Projections Target Spread
Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images. Pictured: Garrison Mathews #25 of the Houston Rockets.
- The Cavaliers are heavy favorites over the Rockets as they look to extend their impressive run of covers.
- Cleveland has covered in 12 straight games, although Houston has also been profitable for bettors this season.
- Avery Yang breaks down how our model sees value in this matchup below.
Editor’s Note: The Houston Rockets have ruled out Christian Wood with a knee injury and The Cleveland Cavaliers will sit Evan Mobley with a hip injury. For real-time injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page.
Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will put their streak of 12 straight covers on the line on Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.
The Cavs are an NBA-best 22-5-2 against the spread (ATS) this season. It’s by far the best record in the league, with Golden State next at 18-9-1.
Cleveland has done so on account of its elite defense, which is ranked No. 3 in the league, according to adjusted defense.
The Rockets aren’t too shabby themselves against the spread. They’re tied for sixth in the NBA at 15-11 ATS. But while the market seems to underrate them, the advanced statistics aren’t a big fan. Houston is No. 27 in adjusted offense and No. 23 in adjusted defense.
Houston did rip off a seven-game win streak earlier this month, though.
Read further to see what The Action Network’s models project for this matchup — and which side the wise guys are betting on.