Free NBA Hoops Pick: Rockets vs. Celtics Lines
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(32-32) Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics (39-26)
Date: Friday, March 11th 2016
Time: 7:35 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -6
NBA Betting Total: 222
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The Houston Rockets come into this Friday night match-up on a two-game winning streak, but they’re barely staying alive in the Western Conference playoff picture. Houston are 8th place in the West.
Boston are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. The Celtics are 7-3 in their last ten games and they’re sitting in 3rd place in the East. The Celtics climb up the East has been largely thanks to a 23-10 home record.
Houston have held up well during their East coast trip. They lost to the Bulls (108-100), but have bounced back with wins against the Raptors (113-107) and 76ers (118-104) thanks to James Harden.
Harden leads the team in minutes (37.8 MPG), points (29.0 PPG) and assists (7.1 APG), plus he’s third in rebounds (6.4 RPG). He does a bit of everything on the court except play defense of course.
Dwight Howard is stepping up as well. Howard has scored double-digit points in nine of the Rockets last ten games, scoring 20+ points four times during that stretch. He has 10+ rebounds in eight of those games as well.
As a team, the Rockets score 105.8 PPG (5th), but they allow 106.9 PPG (27th). Houston are also weak on the glass (42.6 RPG – 22nd). They can win when scoring 110+ points, but that’s not sustainable production.
What’s not to love about the Celtics this season? They don’t have a go-to superstar, but they make up for that by playing like a team. The Celtics are averaging 106.2 PPG (4th), 45.0 RPG (6th) and 24.6 APG (5th).
Defensively, they’re not as strong. Boston rank 13th in points allowed (101.9 PPG). Everyone is healthy except for Kelly Olynyk, but even he’s expected back soon, which will help an already large rotation.
Boston have eleven players averaging double-digits in minutes and eight of those players are playing over 20+ MPG. Isaiah Thomas leads the team in points (21.8 PPG), assists (6.6 APG) and PER (21.8).
Jae Crowder has really developed well this season and Jared Sullinger has been stepping up as well. Sully has five double-doubles in the Celtics last nine games. He has been seeing more minutes lately as well.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Home team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine H2H meetings.
- Favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last eight H2H meetings.
- Celtics are 8-2 in their last ten home games.
- Rockets are 3-7 ATS in last ten games against the Atlantic.
- Under is 7-0 in the last seven H2H meetings.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Bet on the Boston Celtics to win and cover the point spread at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston Celtics -6 (-110)
Houston are playing well, but the Celtics are a team that’ll grind you out. They play tough in your face defense and they constantly play with high energy. Houston keep it close early, but fold as the game progresses.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 101 vs. Celtics 111
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