It is the first game of a four-game road trip for the Cavaliers and the first of a back-to-back basketball betting situation as Cleveland is at San Antonio tomorrow night. Bet on basketball trends definitely favor the Rockets in this matchup. Houston has won 7 of the last 10 games straight up against Cleveland and they are 7-3 against the basketball odds in those games.
The Rockets have won four of the last five home meetings against the Cavaliers and they are 4-1 against the basketball odds in those games. The teams met earlier this season in Cleveland and the Cavaliers won 99-90 as 7.5 point bet on basketball favorites. That game just barely went over the basketball betting total of 186.5 and that was the first time that had happened in a while.
Eight of the last ten games between the two teams have gone under the basketball betting total. Three of the last four at Houston have gone under the basketball betting total.
The Cavaliers are just a little bit above .500 on the road which is not bad for those that bet on basketball but compared to their great home record it is weaker. Cleveland wins games with LeBron James and a defense that is ranked #1 in the NBA as bet on basketball stats show.
Houston has been below .500 this season at home versus the bet on basketball numbers. Their bet on basketball value may actually be better now though that Tracy McGrady is out for the season. Many gamblers that bet on basketball will avoid the Rockets but Houston may actually be a better team without McGrady and they definitely will be a better value against the bet on basketball pointspread. Houston also wins with defense as they are ranked in the Top 10 in the league as bet on basketball numbers indicate.
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