Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Houston Rockets (9-18) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday where they will compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-12).
The Rockets took the court against the Hawks and earned the victory with a final of 132-126 in their last game. Houston wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.9% FG percentage (46 out of 96) and converted 19 of their 46 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rockets converted 21 of 27 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 45 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 27 assists for this game while forcing 6 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to defending, Houston let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 42 of 85 shooting. Atlanta recorded 40 dimes and had 20 steals in this game. Furthermore, Atlanta snagged 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Atlanta finished the contest at 87.1% when shooting free throws by making 27 of 31 attempts. They also converted 15 of 39 attempts from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Rockets walked away with 24 while the Hawks racked up 12 personal fouls.
Eric Gordon is someone who was a major contributor in this game. Gordon finished the game shooting 62.5% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. He was on the court for 32 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He walked away with 32 points on 10 out of 16 shooting.
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Houston enters this matchup with a record of 9-18 so far this season. They currently have an average of 106.9 pts per contest (18th in the NBA) while going 44.8% from the floor. The Rockets are shooting 34.5% on 3-pointers (355 of 1,029) and 70.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Houston is pulling down 44.3 rebounds per contest and has totaled 625 assists for the year, which is 21st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 17.5 times per game and as a group they commit 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rockets are able to force 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 22.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 28th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.6). The Rockets are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.2% (1,097 of 2,425) and they concede 45.6 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 7th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 615 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the Cavaliers took home the win by a final score of 105-94 when they faced the Heat. In relation to rebounding, Cleveland permitted Miami to get 28 in all (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 32.5% from 3-point land by shooting 13 of 40 and ended up shooting 5 of 9 from the free throw line (55.6%). The Cavaliers allowed the Heat to bury 38 of 85 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.7% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers shot 36 for 81 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Cleveland buried 16 of 36 attempts (44.4%). They were able to bury 17 of them for a percentage of 94.4%. The Heat committed 14 fouls in the game which got the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 18 shots. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Cavaliers snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the game.
Kevin Love pitched in for the Cavaliers for the game. Love tallied 23 points in his 24 mins of playing time and tallied 1 assist for this game. He made 6 out of 10 in the game for a rate of 60.0%, and had 9 rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 17-12 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 14th in the league. Cleveland has totaled 3,074 points for the year (106.0 per game) and they pull in 45.0 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 24.9 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they cough up possession 15.7 times per contest. The Cavaliers are responsible for committing 16.9 fouls every game while shooting 79.3% from the free throw line.
The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in the league in PPG given up with 101.9. They are able to force 14.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (10th in the league). The Cleveland defense allows 33.0% from downtown (316 of 959) and their opposition makes 76.1% of their foul shots. They concede 23.8 assists and 43.0 boards every game, ranking them 15th and 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston
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