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Houston Rockets Face the Boston Celtics: NBA Odds and Pick

The Boston Celtics host Houston on Friday, looking to build on their 39-26 mark against the 31-32 Rockets in NBA betting action at TD Garden.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Rockets betting line opened this morning as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 222 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Celtics to win this game 110-104. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics are 39-26 so far on the NBA season, and 35-28-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, are 31-32 and 26-36-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 33-31-1 and the Rockets go 37-26 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Houston injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Boston Celtics at No. 3 and the Houston Rockets at No. 15 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Boston's No. 4-ranked offense (106.23 PPG) against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 26 at 106.89 PPG. The Boston Celtics have averaged 44.13% from the field per game, less than the Houston Rockets have managed so far this NBA season (44.48% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockets got a 21-point performance from Dwight Howard, who added 21 rebounds as Houston ran past Philadelphia 118-104 on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Memphis was run off the court by the Celtics on Wednesday as Boston blasted the Grizzlies 116-96 at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Houston's last 23 games
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Charlotte, Saturday, March 12th
Boston at Indiana, Tuesday, March 15th