Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 14.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 8-34. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.6 as they average 102.5 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 23-17. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 110.6 points per contest and give up 109.3, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-22-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-19-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 20-18-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 21-17-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/09/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is questionable Friday vs Houston
01/09/19 G Rodney Hood Achilles is questionable Friday vs Houston
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/21/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/06/19 G Eric Gordon Knee is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 14.6 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
James Harden averages 33.9 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 8.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Clint Capela averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 17th in the league with 110.6 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Rockets are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Rockets surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 118.3, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Cleveland is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Houston is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 26th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% 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 Houston -14.5
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