Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics - 4/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics - 4/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics (23-25) vs Houston Rockets (13-34)

Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets square off Friday night with the Boston Celtics in NBA action at TD Garden.

The Houston Rockets need a win here after losing 18 of their last 20 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 21.2 points and 9.7 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.2 points and 6.8 assists. Kelly Olynyk is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.5 points and 3.7 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing three rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 12-40 ATS in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest and 15-36 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 road games. The under is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 home games. The under is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings in Boston and 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.

The Boston Celtics have underachieved this season and aren't playing good basketball to say the least, but anything is better than what the Rockets have going on. The Houston Rockets have not only lost 18 of their last 20 games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 6.2 points and lose on the road by an average of five points. The Rockets are 15-32 against the spread on the season. The Rockets are unbacakable until further notice. It's Celtics and the chalk or pass.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -9.5

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