Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/24/21

The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The Houston Rockets need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.2 points and 6.3 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 22.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.5 points and 2.6 assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cavaliers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The under is 17-8-1 in Rockets last 26 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Cavaliers last 4 home games.

I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams, but we’re only being asked to lay a bucket with the rested team in the Rockets. Before a win last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers had lost 10 straight games and are still losing their last five games by an average of 20 points while allowing 52.6 percent shooting from the field. The Houston Rockets don’t have a lot going for them either, but at least they’re rested and the talent is there to be better than what they’ve been. I’ll lay the bucket with the road team if forced to pick.

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