Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 15

By Lester Mackay | December 14, 2021, 3:37 pm

The Cleveland Cavaliers (17-12) are favorites, by 8.5 points, against the Houston Rockets (9-18) on December 15, 2021 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The matchup features two of the hottest teams in the NBA, as the Cavaliers have won four in a row, and are 8-2 in their past 10 games, while the Rockets have gone 8-2 in their past 10.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets.

Cavaliers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Cleveland

  • Cleveland’s ATS record is 23-6-0 this season.
  • The Cavaliers are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.
  • Cleveland games have gone over the point total in 11 out of 29 opportunities (37.9%).

Key players for Cleveland

  • Jarrett Allen: 17.3 PTS, 11.1 REB, 1.3 BLK, 71.4 FG%
  • Darius Garland: 18.9 PTS, 7.5 AST, 1.3 STL, 46.2 FG%, 38.6 3PT% (71-for-184)
  • Evan Mobley: 13.8 PTS, 8.3 REB, 1.8 BLK, 47.4 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (14-for-42)
  • Ricky Rubio: 12.8 PTS, 6.3 AST, 1.2 STL, 35.9 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (51-for-147)
  • Kevin Love: 11.9 PTS, 7.2 REB, 41.9 FG%, 40.4 3PT% (44-for-109)

Cavaliers Injuries: Collin Sexton: Out For Season (Knee)

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Rockets stats and betting info

Betting trends for Houston

  • Cleveland has a 23-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • When they have played as at least 8.5-point favorites this season, the Cavaliers are 1-0 against the spread.
  • Cleveland games have hit the over in 11 out of 29 opportunities (37.9%).

Key players for Houston

  • Christian Wood: 16.5 PTS, 11.1 REB, 45.8 FG%, 34.4 3PT% (44-for-128)
  • Jae’Sean Tate: 12.0 PTS, 49.0 FG%, 29.2 3PT% (21-for-72)
  • Alperen Sengun: 9.1 PTS, 1.1 STL, 50.0 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (10-for-30)
  • Eric Gordon: 15.1 PTS, 48.4 FG%, 44.8 3PT% (56-for-125)
  • Kenyon Martin Jr.: 7.0 PTS, 54.7 FG%, 29.7 3PT% (11-for-37)

Rockets Injuries: Jalen Green: Out (Hamstring), Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Ankle), Kevin Porter Jr.: Day To Day (Thigh)

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