Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Odds, Picks for NBA Monday [12/18/2023]

Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Odds, Picks for NBA Monday [12/18/2023]

The Cleveland Cavaliers will square off with the Houston Rockets in NBA action at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Monday, commencing at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Monday's Rockets vs. Cavaliers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Rockets vs. Cavaliers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used innovative machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Monday's NBA matchup between the Rockets and Cavaliers 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our leading predictive analytics model gives the Cavaliers a 64% chance of defeating the Rockets, and our predicted final score has the Cavaliers winning 109-105.

According to our model, the bookmakers have got it right, and both the Rockets and Cavaliers have a 50% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 214.5 points also has a 51% chance of going over.

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Rockets vs. Cavaliers Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Rockets Cavaliers
Spread +4 (-112) -4 (-108)
Moneyline +142 -160
Total o214.5 (-110) u214.5 (-110)
  • The Cavaliers are -4 favorites against the Rockets, with -108 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Rockets (+4) to cover the spread, DraftKings also has the best odds currently on offer at -112.
  • BetMGM Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Cavaliers at -160. That means you can risk $160 to win $100 for a total payout of $260 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Rockets at +142, where you can bet $100 to profit $142, earning a total payout of $242 if they win.
  • The Over/Under is set at 214.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out all the online sportsbooks that are available in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Rockets vs. Cavaliers Picks

By comparing our probabilities to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Cavaliers -4 -108
Moneyline Cavaliers -160
Total Over 214.5 -110

 

Our NBA best bets are based on world-class simulations and betting expertise to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Rockets vs. Cavaliers Player Props

NBA player props are a great way to wager on the Houston vs. Cleveland matchup without necessarily betting on the outcome.

We uss the best information available to project key individual stats for each team, such as points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers.

Fred VanVleet is expected to step up for the Rockets with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, while Donovan Mitchell is projected to have 30 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the Cavaliers.

Rockets Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Rockets:

Player PTS REB AST 3PM
Fred VanVleet 19 4 8 3
Jalen Green 16 3 3 2
Alperen Sengun 16 9 5 0
Jabari Smith 14 8 2 2
Dillon Brooks 13 4 2 2

Cavaliers Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Cavaliers:

Player PTS REB AST 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 30 6 5 4
Jarrett Allen 15 10 3 0
Max Strus 13 4 2 3
Caris LeVert 13 4 4 2
Craig Porter 9 2 3 0

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA trends for today's games.

Don't forget, our model updates regularly, so keep checking this page for any changes to our betting analysis ahead of the Rockets vs. Cavaliers on Monday December 18, 2023.

Rockets vs. Cavaliers Game Information

Monday's matchup between the Cavaliers and Rockets at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse is scheduled to begin at 7:00PM ET.

 

Our full coverage of Rockets vs. Cavaliers includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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Conclusion

This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Monday's Rockets vs. Cavaliers matchup, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

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Kevin Hansen
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Kevin Hansen specializes in NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL content, using data-driven insights for sports betting. He provides simple, actionable betting tips to help bettors find an edge and pick winners.

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