Cavaliers at Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/26/23

Houston Rockets (11-36) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20)

Game Info: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +7.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28.3 points and 4.8 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 21.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 22.1 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.

Cavaliers vs Rockets Trends

The Cavaliers are 4-13-2 ATS in their last 19 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Rockets are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Cavaliers last 5 Thursday games. The over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 overall. The Cavaliers are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Houston and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Houston Rockets are on the end of a back to back, and they're just a hard team to trust, given that they're in tank mode and have a lot of blowout losses on their resume. The Cleveland Cavaliers win in the favorite role by an average of 6.4 points, and this is a game they should comfortably win given the talent edge and the rest advantage. Give me the Cavs and the somewhat reasonable line.

Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5

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