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Celtics host Rockets in basketball action

Houston RocketsBoston Celtics
March 6, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics Odds

21-17TEAM RECORD19-17

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

Boston battles the Rockets, currently with a 21-17 mark (20-18 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-20 for the Celtics and 14-24 for the Rockets.

View Houston vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston opened as 5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 188.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Celtics at No. 18 and the Rockets at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-94 result in favor of the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 26-ranked offense (90.9 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 21 at 96.6 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 45.6% from the field per game, more than the Rockets have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.8 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 105-103 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Houston got 25 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 105-103 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Boston was a 115-111 winner at home against the Knicks. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (226) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Celtics got a 34-point performance from Paul Pierce as Boston handed New York a 115-111 defeat on Sunday at TD Garden.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Rockets at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Next up:
Houston at Toronto, Wednesday, March 7
Boston at Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 7

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