Celtics vs Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 3/13/23

Houston Rockets (15-52) vs Boston Celtics (47-21)

Game Info: Monday, March 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +12.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.4 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.3 points and 3.4 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.7 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.5 points and 5.4 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Rockets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Celtics last 13 overall. The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Boston Celtics should be obvious big favorites, but this is a massive line for a road team, and they're just 5-7 ATS as double-digit favorites this season. The Houston Rockets may be piling up the losses this season, but they're winning their last 5 games by an average of 1 point, and they lose at home by an average of 5.1 points. The Rockets don't win, but they're competing a lot lately. Lots of free buckets. Give me the Rockets and the points.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +12.5

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