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UNDER Has Cashed in Eight Straight Rockets-Celtics Tilts

It’s been tough to figure out the Boston Celtics this year, and a narrow 107-106 victory over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday didn’t exactly inspire much confidence in Celtics backers. Boston sets its sights on a tougher opponent tonight in Texas against the Houston Rockets. Oddsmakers opened the C’s as 5-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 219.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games on the road against the Rockets.
  • The Rockets are 1-5 SU in their last six games after consecutive wins.
  • The Celtics are 1-5 SU in their last six games after consecutive wins.

Houston has won two straight games, finishing its 4-1 road trip with a 128-110 win against Denver on Friday. The Rockets are spreading the ball around on offense extremely well right now, as seven players scored in double figures in the game. The team itself was an impressive 17-for-37 from 3-point range.

Isaiah Thomas is a player to watch tonight. The diminutive Celtics point guard averaged 26.5 points while shooting 57.6 percent (56.3 from beyond the arc) in a two-game series with Houston last season.

The UNDER is a fantastic bet when the Celtics and Rockets collide. In the last eight meetings between the clubs, the UNDER is 8-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Celtics betting line opened this morning as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 219.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 113-112 result in favor of the Rockets is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets bring a 13-7 record (14-6 ATS) to the battle against the 12-8 Boston Celtics, who are 10-10 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Houston Rockets go 11-9 so far and the Boston Celtics go 7-13. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

The Houston Rockets sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Celtics are at No. 11 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (111.35 PPG) against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 14 at 103.85 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 46.62% from the field per game, more than the Boston Celtics have managed so far this NBA season (44.99% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston got 37 points from Isaiah Thomas en route to a 107-106 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Rockets grabbed a 128-110 win over the Nuggets on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from James Harden at Pepsi Center.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games
  • Houston is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Orlando, Wednesday, December 7th
Houston home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 7th

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