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(44-19) Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets (48-13)
Date: Saturday March 3
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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Boston had an easy week with games versus lottery squads Memphis and Charlotte winning both.
Houston’s last game featured the grudge match versus the Clippers although several of the players involved in locker-gate are no longer with LA.
Regardless the Rockets swept the three games this week with impressive victories over Denver and Utah as well to bring a 14 game win streak to this match.
Last season the teams split the season series and the Celtics took the initial meeting this season on their home court.
The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Rockets in 90 of their 140 matches.
Heading into the All-Star Break the Celtics were reeling with three consecutive home losses. Since returning the team has accumulated four consecutive victories. Granted the competition wasn’t of elite nature (Detroit, New York, Memphis, Charlotte).
This match versus the Rockets however, offers Boston’s greatest test and Houston will be looking for revenge after losing the initial match between the squads this season.
Kyrie Irving was brilliant in the win over the Hornets with no opponent being able to stop him. He scored 34 points, adding 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Five other players scored in double digits, but none scored more than 15 points.
Daniel Theis missed the game vs. Charlotte with a sore right hamstring and is questionable for this game.
Houston bring a 14 game win streak to the court Saturday and will be looking for revenge against the Celtics who are one of the few teams to beat them this season.
James Harden continues to dominate opponents and seems like a lock to win MVP this season after being a bridesmaid in two previous campaigns. Harden is averaging 31.3 points, 8.9 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
Clint Capela continues to produce for the Rockets with games like his recent outing when he registered a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds. The trio of Capela, Harden and Paul have lost just once when they all play.
Brandan Wright (knee) missed the past two games and is questionable for the match versus the Celtics. Ryan Anderson (hip) sat out his second-straight game and is also questionable for Saturday vs. the Celtics.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head contests
- Celtics are 6-4 ATS in last 10 head to head matchups.
- Over – under is 0-9-1 in last 10 head to head meetings.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: Rockets -7.5
If you missed Houston’s recent win over the Clippers, pull up the highlights just to witness how dialed in James Harden is (or ask Wesley Johnson).
Ultimately this match will come down to the second ranked Houston offense (Boston rank 17th) versus Boston’s top ranked defense (Houston rank 8th).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets ATS
Rockets get their revenge and notch 15th win in a row.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 114 – Celtics 105
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