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Rockets vs Celtics Betting Preview

Boston CelticsHouston Rockets
4-7November 19, 2013, 08:00 | Toyota Center7-4

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

The Rockets sport a record of 7-4 and 5-5-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Celtics sit at 4-7 and 6-5 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-4 for the Rockets and 4-7 for the Celtics. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Rockets as -12-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 205.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Rockets and the No. 28-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-91 result in favor of the Rockets.

In their last action, Boston was a 106-88 loser on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston got 27 points from Avery Bradley en route to a 106-88 loss against Minnesota on Saturday at Target Center.

The Rockets were a 122-111 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors. Dwight Howard went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds leading Houston over Denver, 122-111, on Saturday at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 25 in the league with 40.91 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8.73 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 26 with 5.45 per contest.

Next up:
Boston at San Antonio, Wednesday, November 20th
Houston at Dallas, Wednesday, November 20th