Cleveland Cavaliers versus Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-5-2013

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The 19-14 Houston Rockets will hit the road as both teams are on back to backs as they face the 8-26 Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Cleveland is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The betting odds in this NBA game has the road team Houston Rockets favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 208 ½ points. When the NBA odds came out a few hours ago the Rockets were favored by -5 points with an over under line of 208 ½ points. There has been a have point move on Houston and no movement on the total.

The two teams met once during the lockout year with Cleveland posting the 118-107 home win as a -3 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 196 points.

Houston is 6-8 on the road this season. They have won three straight and eight of their past ten games. Last night the Rockets blow out the Milwaukee Bucks 115-101 and covering the spread as a +1 point road underdog. The total in the game landed over 213 ½ points. James Harden pours in 29 points and dished out seven assists in the win. Houston connects on 54% of their shots in the win. They take advantage of the two most inefficient guard tandems in basketball as Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combine for 11 of 34 shooting. The Rockets are the top scoring offense in the NBA with 106 points a game. Houston can have success against many Eastern conference teams because the worst offenses in the league reside in this part of the country.

The Cavaliers break a three game losing streak in a 106-104 road win last night against the hapless Charlotte Bobcats as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 196 ½ points. The Cavs enjoyed a 50% shooting performance against one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. Kyrie Irving scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the win. This will be a difficult test for Cleveland as they face a good shooting team in Houston as the Cavaliers are the worst field goal defense in the league by allowing 47.1% shooting.