Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 37-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 113.8 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 30-20. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per contest and giving up 109.3, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 24-25-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 22-27-1 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-35-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-23-2 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/02/18 PG Chris Paul Groin is probable Saturday vs Cleveland
02/02/18 G Eric Gordon Back is "?" Saturday vs Cleveland
01/29/18 F Trevor Ariza Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 31.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Chris Paul averages 19.1 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.4 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 15.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Lebron James averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.74 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game. The Rockets allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 5th in the league with 109.6 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.26. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Cavaliers are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Cavaliers surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 21st. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +4
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