Rockets vs. Celtics Prediction
The red-hot Celtics look to win for the eighth time in their last 10 games when they host the Rockets at 7:30PM ET tonight.
Boston is a 5.5-point home favorite versus Houston for tonight's game while the over/under is sitting at 222.5 points according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. Boston is 7-3 over its last 10 games while Houston is just 5-5 over its last 10 contests.
After blowing out the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, the Celtics have now won their past 14 home games and are 12-4 since the start of February. They're fourth in the NBA in defensive efficiency while allowing 100.1 points per 100 possessions and have six players scoring in double figures, led by All-Star Isaiah Thomas (21.8 points per game.)
Boston has also been great at the betting window, covering in eight of its last 10 home games and going 4-1 ATS in its last five versus Western Conference opponents. As for Houston, the Rockets are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games coming off a win and have failed to cover in five of their last six games when coming off one day of rest.
The home team is also 7-2 against the spread in the last nine meetings between these two teams while the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last eight.
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