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Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics

The Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at TD Garden.

Last time out for Houston, they were an 88-79 loser as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Boston was an 87-79 winner at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (166) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Next up:
Houston at Philadelphia, Saturday, January 12
Boston home to Charlotte, Monday, January 14