Celtics vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks 1/21/24

Houston Rockets (19-21) vs Boston Celtics (32-10)

Game Info: Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +10.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 6 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets prediction.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics recently beat the Raptors and Spurs, but they’re coming off a loss to the Nuggets. The Boston Celtics are averaging 120.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets rebounded from losses to the 76ers and Knicks with a win over the Jazz. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.5 points and 9 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Rockets will meet the Trail Blazers after this game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (75.4%).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent field goals made per game this season (39.7).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+9.7).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.3).

Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets prediction

We know the Boston Celtics will be up for this one after losing their first home game of the season, and they just played the Rockets last week when they scored 145 points. The Houston Rockets can't finish games, and they've failed to cover each of their last 7 games. Two teams heading in different directions, and if this is anything like the last meeting, the leprechauns roll. Give me the Celtics and the big number.

Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -10.5

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