Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/26/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
The Houston Rockets welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers at Toyota Center on Thursday.
The Cavaliers faced off with the Knicks and ended up losing by a score of 105-103 in their last game. Cleveland ended the contest with a 46.0% field goal percentage (40 of 87) and converted 12 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 29 dimes in the matchup while forcing 15 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about defending, Cleveland allowed 49.3% from the field on 37 out of 75 shooting. New York recorded 25 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Furthermore, New York snagged 42 rebounds (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. New York finished the game at 66.7% at the free throw line by burying 14 of their 21 attempts. They knocked down 17 of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Cavaliers left the arena with 19 and the Knicks finished the game with 18 fouls.
Jarrett Allen is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. Allen went 70.6% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 39 minutes played and also totaled 12 boards. He accumulated 24 points on 12 out of 17 shooting.
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Cleveland steps onto the hardwood with a record of 29-20 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 111.5 points per contest (26th in basketball) on 48.4% from the floor. The Cavaliers are shooting 36.3% on shots from beyond the arc (559 of 1,541) and 77.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Cleveland is pulling down 42.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,177 assists so far this season, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.8 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They give up 37.2% on 3-point shots while they are 1st in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.2). The Cavaliers are giving up a FG percentage of 46.6% (1,918 of 4,115) and they relinquish 40.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 6th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,116 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the Rockets got the win with a final of 119-114 when they played the Timberwolves. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Houston permitted Minnesota to collect 41 in all (12 offensive). They wrapped up this game 38.1% from distance by connecting on 16 of 42 and ended up shooting 16 out of 22 at the charity stripe (72.7%). The Rockets permitted the Timberwolves to make 41 of their 91 tries from the floor which had them at 45.1% for the game. When the game finished, the Rockets went 44 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Houston converted 11 out of 30 tries (36.7%). They were able to make 20 of those for a clip of 66.7%. The Timberwolves earned 22 personal fouls for the contest which took the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 20 times, while getting 11 steals for the game. The Rockets were able to collect 35 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in this game.
Jalen Green was important for the Rockets in the matchup. He knocked down 15 of 25 for the contest for a rate of 60.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Green scored 42 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and tallied 4 assists for the matchup.
Houston has a mark of 11-36 this season. The Rockets are responsible for committing 20.7 fouls every game and they go 75.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.2 times per game (29th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 17.1 times per contest. Houston has totaled 5,164 points so far this year (109.9 per game) and they pull in 46.6 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Rockets are shooting 44.8% from the field, which is ranked 30th in the NBA.
The Rockets are ranked 25th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 117.4. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.7% from the field (21st in the league). The Houston defense surrenders 36.7% on 3-point shots (677 of 1,845) and their opponents are connecting on 78.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.4 dimes and 41.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 16th and 6th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston and under the total points
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