Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets - 3/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (11-25) vs Boston Celtics (19-18)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +10 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.1 points and seven rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.4 points and four assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets look for their first win since February 4. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 21 points and six assists. Victor Oladipo is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing four rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Rockets are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games and 16-35 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Celtics last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Houston and 23-9 in the last 32 meetings.
The Boston Celtics have underachieved up to this point and they're a brutal 6-14 against the spread on the road. However, the Houston Rockets have been fade material pretty much all season, as they haven't won a game in over a month and they're losing their last five games by an average of 22.6 points while shooting 37.8 percent from the field. The Rockets are a complete mess at both ends of the floor and players are asking out. The Rockets are also 3-12 against the spread at home. Big number, but it's Celtics or pass for me.
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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -10
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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