By: Trent Pruitt (@trentbets)
Monday night hoops between the Cavaliers and Rockets from beautiful Houston, Texas! Cleveland is 3-7 over the last ten games while the Rockets are 0-11. Yikes. We should be in for a thriller tonight between two bottom tier squads! Let’s dive in.
Spread: CLE +4 (-110) | HOU -4 (-110)
Money Line: N/A (Will update)
Total: 217.5 (O -110, U -110)
Tip: 9:00 ET | Toyota Center | Houston, TX
Final Analysis & Best Bet
The tank is on for both of these ballclubs with each team banged up and the Cavs simply refusing to play the double-double machine, Andre Drummond. But it’s hard to ignore that the Cavs are on a three game winning streak while the Rockets haven’t won since February 4th. Give me Cleveland +4 (-110) tonight for a unit. No Christian Wood has been one of the big x-factors throughout the losing streak and he’s still out tonight with the ankle injury.
The Rockets will need John Wall to step up and take this game over if they want to find success. Unfortunately for them, he hasn’t shot above 50% from the field since February 6th against the Spurs. Also, Houston is entering on the second night of a back-to-back and they got run out of the gym last night against the Grizzlies. That was a 133-84 final that saw Wall shoot 4-16 from the field and 0-5 from deep. Ultimately, at this point, the Rockets shouldn’t be giving points to anybody under their current circumstances. Take Cleveland tonight with the points. Jarrett Allen should be set to have a nice night with Wood out and the Rockets not really having a second big man on the roster. I love this play tonight.
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