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Celtics battle vs Rockets highlights NBA odds

Houston RocketsBoston Celtics
24-14January 13, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden13-25

TD Garden features an NBA battle between the host Boston Celtics and the visiting Houston Rockets in betting action on Monday.

The Celtics sport a record of 13-25 and 19-19 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 24-14 and 19-16-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-22 for the Celtics and 18-19-1 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Celtics rated this week at No. 21 and the Rockets sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 96-89 result in favor of the Rockets today.

The Rockets were a 114-107 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (221) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington was scorched by James Harden for 25 points as the Rockets defated the Wizards 114-107 in NBA action on Saturday.

Boston lost its last outing, a 112-104 result against the Trail Blazers on January 11. The Celtics covered in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Avery Bradley went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Portland defeated Boston, 112-104 at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 7 in the league with 45.24 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.39 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 6 with 8.95 per contest.

Next up:
Houston at Charlotte, Wednesday, January 15th
Boston home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 15th