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March 18, 8:30 PM | Toyota Center

Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets Odds

48-18TEAM RECORD35-34

The Rockets will try to cover the spread at Toyota Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Celtics in basketball action.

Houston will face the 48-18 Celtics, who own a 31-33-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rockets are 35-34 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 33-33 favoring the OVER.

View Boston vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-101 win for the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 8-rated squad against Boston's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 6 in the league with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.3 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Boston won its last outing, a 92-80 result against the Pacers on March 16. The Celtics covered in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics got 20 points from Paul Pierce as Boston ran past Indiana 92-80 on Wednesday at TD Garden.

In their last action, Houston was a 94-78 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (172) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kevin Martin scored 21 points leading the Rockets to a 94-78 victory over Charlotte at Toyota Center on Wednesday.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Celtics at Rockets trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games

Next up:
Boston at New Orleans, Saturday, March 19
Houston home to Utah, Sunday, March 20