The Cleveland Cavaliers (17 – 12) play host to the Houston Rockets (9 – 18) at 7:00pm EST on Wednesday 15th December 2021.
Cleveland open as 8.5 point favorites. So far this season the Cavaliers are 22-6-1 against the spread (ATS) and 11-3-1 ATS when playing at home. The Cavaliers are on a 4-game winning streak.
The visiting Rockets are 14-11-2 ATS and 8-5-1 ATS on the road. They’re 8-2 in their last 10 games and are seeking to put together two wins in a row after beating Atlanta on the road.
Cavaliers vs Rockets Betting Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers are -114 and the Houston Rockets are -117 to cover the spread. Use our calculator to estimate your potential winnings.
Cavaliers and Rockets Betting Trends
- The Cavaliers are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
- Cleveland are 22-6-1 ATS and 11-3-1 ATS at home.
- Totals have gone under in 18 of the Cavaliers’ 29 games
- The Rockets are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
- Houston are 14-11-2 ATS and 8-5-1 ATS on the road.
- Totals have gone under in 14 of the Rockets’ 27 games
Cavaliers and Rockets Head to Head
- Mar 1, 2021: Cleveland Cavaliers 101 @ Houston Rockets 90
- Feb 24, 2021: Houston Rockets 96 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 112
Cavaliers vs. Rockets Team Statistics
|106 20th||Points Per Game||106.9 18th|
|45.8% 14th||Field Goal %||44.8% 21st|
|35.7% 12th||3PT %||34.5% 18th|
|45% 16th||Rebounds||44.3% 21st|
|24.9% 9th||Assists||23.1% 16th|
|15.7% 26th||Turnovers||17.5% 30th|
|7.6% 14th||Steals||7.1% 24th|
|4.4% 23rd||Blocks||5.1% 12th|
|16.9% 2nd||Fouls||20.6% 29th|
Cavaliers vs. Rockets Injury Report
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
|Collin Sexton||SG||Knee||Out for the season|
Houston Rockets Injuries
|Eric Gordon||SG||Groin||Expected to be out until at least Dec 16|
|Jalen Green||SG||Hamstring||Expected to be out until at least Dec 20|
|Kevin Porter||PG||Thigh||Expected to be out until at least Dec 16|
|Christian Wood||PF||Knee||Game Time Decision|
|Danuel House Jr.||SF||Ankle||Expected to be out until at least Dec 16|
|John Wall||PG||Not Injury Related||Expected to be out until at least Mar 1|
Key players to watch
Cleveland Cavaliers Key Player
Darius Garland 19.5 ppg, 7.2 apg, 2.9 rpg
Houston Rockets Key Player
Kevin Porter Jr. 12.8 ppg, 5.8 apg, 4.4 rpg
Cavaliers vs Rockets Betting Preview
The Cavaliers are hot. They’ve won four straight and have gone 8-2 in their last 10. They have the second-best shooting defense in the league and are the best team to place spread bets on. In fact they’re so good that their ROI on spread bets is nearly double that of the second-ranked Golden State Warriors.
Houston aren’t too bad either. They’ve turned their season around since rookie Jalen Green got injured. Houston have managed impressive wins over Chicago, Charlotte and Brooklyn in their last 10 games.
The Rockets however should struggle against the Cavaliers’ height and defense. Expect them to get out-rebounded by the Cleveland’s tall lineup. They should also experience a dip in their shooting. The Cavaliers are limiting opponents to 33% from deep this season and the Rockets already aren’t great shooters.
Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -8.5
The Cleveland Cavaliers are hosting the Houston Rockets at 7:00pm EST on Wednesday 15th December 2021.
The Cavaliers vs Rockets game is available on NBA TV.
Tonight’s NBA game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets is at 7:00pm EST.
Cleveland Cavaliers are the -477 betting favorites. Calculate your potential winnings from a $100 bet using our NBA odds calculator below.
A game-time decision will be made. Christian Wood is dealing with an injury to the Knee.
Collin Sexton is dealing with an injury to the Knee and is out for the season.
Eric Gordon is dealing with an injury to the Groin and is expected to be out until at least dec 16.
Jalen Green is dealing with an injury to the Hamstring and is expected to be out until at least dec 20.
Kevin Porter is dealing with an injury to the Thigh and is expected to be out until at least dec 16.
Danuel House Jr. is dealing with an injury to the Ankle and is expected to be out until at least dec 16.
John Wall is dealing with an injury to the Not Injury Related and is expected to be out until at least mar 1.