Celtics vs. Rockets Prediction
Will the Houston Rockets be able to fend off the Boston Celtics when the two meet in a big game tonight at 9:30PM ET?
585 Boston Celtics vs. 586 Houston Rockets
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
9:30PM ET – Toyota Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Rockets are the slim favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2 points against the Celtics. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 232 points. The public betting currently has 57 percent going on the Celtics as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Celtics on fire
Boston has won seven straight games coming into tonight, including a 112-111 win at Oklahoma City on Sunday. The Celtics are 5-2 against the spread during this win streak. Boston is 37-15 on the season, 15-10 on the road, 31-19-2 against the spread and 29-23 with the under.
The Celtics are giving up just 105.5 points per game this season while holding opponents to 44.2 percent shooting. Offensively, Boston is putting up 112.7 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. The Celtics have three players putting up over 20 points per game. Jayson Tatum is leading the way with 22.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Kemba Walker is adding 22.0 points and 5.0 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is putting up 20.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
Rockets lose back-to-back
Houston is coming off a 114-113 loss at home to Utah on Sunday. They have lost and failed to cover in their last two games. The Rockets are now 33-20 on the season, 18-8 at home, 25-28 against the spread and 30-23 with the under.
The Rockets are putting up 118.2 points per game on offense this year while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Houston is allowing 114.6 points per game while opponents are shooting 46.2 percent against them. The Rockets are going without a center right now, playing a small lineup. James Harden is leading the team with 35.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is adding 27.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Celtics are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven Tuesday games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog.
The Rockets are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following a loss, but 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
These two haven’t crossed paths this season. The Rockets are taking an interesting approach with this small lineup, but it hasn’t worked out quite so well the last two games against teams with established centers. Boston doesn’t quite have that. The Celtics are a backcourt-led team. The Celtics have won seven straight, but winning streaks are hard to maintain in the NBA, especially on the road. I think Houston is going to find ways to score and the Celtics can’t really win a shootout with an offensive-heavy team like the Rockets.
NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -2