Cavaliers vs Rockets Game Breakdown & Projections – Sat, Mar 16th 2024

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

41W-25L

Cleveland Cavaliers

March 16, 2024

05:00PM EST

Odds: 214.0 o/u

Rockets

31W-35L

Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets

Hold onto your jerseys, folks, because we’ve got a clash of titans on our hands! The Cleveland Cavaliers, hotter than a summer in Ohio with a 41-25 record, are taking their talents south to the Toyota Center, ready to launch a full-on assault against the Houston Rockets, who are standing their ground at 31-35. As the clock strikes 5PM EST, we’ll be witnessing a showdown that could shake up the conference rankings, with the Cavs just 1.5 games away from the top in the East, and the Rockets trailing by 9 in the West. The bookies are having a field day, setting the over/under at 214.0, favoring the Cavs at -6.0, and giving the Rockets a fighting chance with a line at 6.0. Both teams are riding the wave of recent victories, with the Rockets blasting off a 135-119 win against WAS, and the Cavs steamrolling over NOP with a 116-95 win. So, buckle up for a battle of horsepower versus rocket fuel, and let’s see if the Cavaliers can rocket to the top or if the Rockets can stand tall and show they aren’t just cavalier about their chances!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 16, 2024 05:00PM EST
Location: Toyota Center, Houston

Vegas Odds

CLE ML HOU ML Over/Under Line
Open -245 +205 215.5 -6.0/6.0
Recent -160 +135 214.0 -5.0/5.0
Difference +85 -70 -1.5

Team Performance

cle Team Logo
LAST 10
5W-5L
AWAY
19W-11L

61.5% Win Probability

hou Team Logo
LAST 10
6W-4L
HOME
21W-11L

38.5% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
12/18/23 Houston Rockets HOU 34 25 39 24 8 130 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 33 24 42 23 13 135
03/26/23 Houston Rockets HOU 22 21 37 11 91 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 33 27 25 23 108
01/26/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 37 37 23 16 113 Under
Houston Rockets HOU 25 23 26 21 95
02/02/22 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 31 22 30 21 104 Over
Houston Rockets HOU 32 32 26 25 115
12/15/21 Houston Rockets HOU 16 22 25 26 89 Under
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 35 34 31 24 124

Cavaliers Vs Over/Under

Rockets Vs Over/Under

Cavaliers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/13 vs NOP 116-95W 46 38 9 92
03/11 @ PHX 111-117L 37 30 12 86
03/10 @ BRO 101-120L 31 25 12 76
03/08 @ MIN 113-104W 46 27 12 90
03/06 vs ATL 101-114L 42 27 13 89
03/05 @ BOS 105-104W 42 28 8 90
03/03 @ NYK 98-107L 39 31 10 87
03/01 vs DET 110-100W 53 25 15 83
02/28 vs CHI 123-105W 39 37 12 96
02/27 @ DAL 121-119W 47 35 16 83

Rockets Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/14 @ WAS 135-119W 47 24 17 87
03/12 vs SAS 103-103L 36 21 12 80
03/10 vs SAC 112-104W 42 23 12 85
03/08 vs POR 123-107W 47 33 7 94
03/06 @ LAC 116-122L 38 33 8 94
03/05 @ SAS 114-101W 51 23 5 107
03/02 vs PHX 118-109W 49 27 12 98
02/29 vs PHX 105-111L 58 14 12 99
02/27 vs OKL 95-112L 46 22 15 96
02/25 @ OKL 110-123L 50 18 18 93

Starting Lineups

Cavaliers Notable Injuries

  • Evan Mobley (PF/C): Avg: 15.6pts, 10.0reb, 3.1ast, 30.7 minutes. Last game: 03/05/24. Impact: 6.3
  • Max Strus (SG/SF): Avg: 11.9pts, 4.8reb, 3.7ast, 31.7 minutes. Last game: 03/03/24. Impact: 3.8
  • Emoni Bates (SG/SF): Avg: 2.1pts, 1.1reb, 0.6ast, 7.1 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 0.8
  • Isaiah Mobley (PF/C): Avg: 1.7pts, 0.8reb, 0.7ast, 6.9 minutes. Last game: 03/13/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Pete Nance (PF/C): Avg: 0.0pts, 0.3reb, 0.0ast, 2.5 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 0.1

Rockets Notable Injuries

  • Alperen Sengun (C): Avg: 21.0pts, 9.4reb, 5.0ast, 32.4 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 7.4
  • Cam Whitmore (SG/SF): Avg: 12.1pts, 3.9reb, 0.5ast, 17.8 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 3.5
  • Nate Williams (PG): Avg: 2.8pts, 1.1reb, 0.5ast, 6.4 minutes. Last game: 03/14/24. Impact: 0.9

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Cavaliers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #7 #27 #4 #13 -4.0%
PF #25 #15 #22 #20 5.9%
PG #7 #3 #8 #4 -15.5%
SF #3 #19 #5 #4 -14.0%
SG #15 #15 #12 #16 0.8%

Rockets Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #28 #26 #27 #29 15.4%
PF #4 #20 #5 #5 -9.8%
PG #16 #27 #22 #29 12.1%
SF #25 #29 #27 #29 18.0%
SG #13 #17 #1 #9 -6.7%
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Team Comparison

Team Logo
Points per Game
109.2
112.5
Rebounds per Game
41.9
46.8
Assists per Game
30.2
24.2
Steals per Game
6.6
8.7
Blocks per Game
5.2
4.8
Shots per Game
85.2
92.5
3-Pointers Made per Game
15.0
12.9
2-Pt Percentage per Game
53.0
50.9
3-Pt Percentage per Game
38.8
34.4
Turnovers per Game
12.0
12.8
Fouls per Game
16.6
19.3

Recent Trends

  • Max Strus (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 73.5% to 33.7, 19.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Tristan Thompson (C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 34.1% to 18.2, 13.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • Dean Wade (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 60.2% to 28.1, 17.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • Overall, they are on a 4-game winning streak.

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