Rockets vs Celtics Prediction - NBA Picks 1/13/24

Boston Celtics (29-9) vs Houston Rockets (18-18)

Game Info: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -14.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics duke it out at the TD Garden on Saturday night. Here’s a Rockets vs Celtics Prediction.

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been in decent shape as they've won four of their past seven games overall and they will be looking to keep it going after sneaking past the lowly Pistons in a 112-110 road win last night. Alperen Sengun led the team with 29 points on 12 of 19 shooting, Jalen Green added 28 points, Fred VanVleet tallied 20 points with 12 assists while Jabari Smith Jr chipped in with 19 points and 11 rebounds. As a team, the Rockets shot 45 percent from the field and eight of 30 from the 3-point line as they started cold from the 3-point line and allowed the Pistons to lead for most of the contest, before they played great defense in the fourth quarter to erase a 12-point deficit and escape with the gritty win.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have cooled off a bit recently as they've split their last six games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting thrashed by the Bucks in a 135-102 road defeat on Thursday. Payton Pritchard led the team with 21 points off the bench, Sam Hauser added 15 points while Oshae Brissett chipped in with 13 points, but this game was over in a hurry as the Celtics were already trailing by 75-38 going into halftime. Jayson Tatum scored just seven points on two of six shooting while Jrue Holiday chipped in with just six points on two of nine shooting.

Rockets vs Celtics Prediction

The Rockets were able to avoid embarrassment last night by escape Detroit with a narrow win, but it was far from convincing so couple that with their poor road record and it's no surprise that they're massive underdogs in this one. The Celtics haven't been at their best lately, but they are still undefeated at home and they are coming into this one fresh off their worst loss of the season. The line is hefty, but look for the Celtics to bounce back with a big win and cover at home in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Boston -14.5

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