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Rockets Look to End Three Game Slide

Dwight Howard James Harden Rockets

The season hasn’t started the way Rockets' backers had envisioned as the team is 4-6 SU and 3-7 ATS through their first 10 games. They’ll get a chance to reverse their course against a team they’ve fared well against recently, the Boston Celtics. Houston is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs the Celts, which includes four straight wins.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 6-2 SU and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as road underdogs.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Rockets' last 10 games with one day off.
  • The favored team is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in the last seven games in this matchup.

The Rockets have been especially disappointing at home this season, registering four home losses so far. Having Dwight Howard in and out of the lineup certainly hasn’t helped as the big man has already sat out four games. He’s been effective on the glass when he’s on the court, grabbing an average of 12.7 rebounds in the six games he’s played.

As for the Celtics, they’re 5-4 SU and ATS and are coming off a road win in Oklahoma City yesterday vs the Thunder. In their last nine tries, the Celtics have gone 8-1 SU in the second game of back-to-backs.

The Celtics road OVER/UNDER record combined with the Rockets home OVER/UNDER record is 2-7.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Houston Rockets as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -8-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 210.5 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 107-97 win for the Celtics. 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 are 4-6 so far on the NBA season, and 3-7 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 5-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 4-6 and the Celtics go 3-6 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-rated Houston Rockets and the No. 3-rated Celtics in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Houston's No. 16-ranked offense (101.4 PPG) against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 5 at 96 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 42.25% from the field per game, more than the Boston Celtics have managed so far this NBA season (42.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston earned a 100-85 victory over Oklahoma City on Sunday, getting 26 points from Marcus Smart at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Dallas, Wednesday, November 18th
Houston home to Portland, Wednesday, November 18th

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