Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 5-6. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 109.9 points per game while giving up 113.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 8-3. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 109.9 points per contest and giving up 103.3, which is a point differential of 6.6.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-8-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/07/17 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee left last game, is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Cleveland
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Lebron James averages 28.9 points per game in 37.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Eric Gordon averages 23.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. James Harden averages 29.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 9.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 109.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 27.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 6th in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.64. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22. The Rockets are 8th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Rockets surrender 103.3 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 115.2, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 1st. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Cleveland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Houston is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Rockets are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks