Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02/11/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02/11/2020 – The Boston Celtics gun for their eighth consecutive win as they duke it out with the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. The Celtics are coming off a tough 112-111 win over the OKC Thunder last Sunday and will be taking on the Rockets who just dropped back-to-back games against the Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz. Best Online Sportsbooks listed the Celtics at -2.5 in their opening betting lines. The odds might move up and down in the coming hours but Boston appears locked to be the favorites in this game.
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02/11/2020
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02/11/2020 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics ground out a 112-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last Sunday. Kemba Walker scored 27 points and Jayson Tatum racked up 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jaylen Brown added 17 points, while Daniel Theiss and Gordon Hayward each chipped in with a double-double. Boston shot 45 percent from the field and beat the Thunder in the rebounding battle, 53-44.
Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum (22.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG and 2.9 APG)
Kemba Walker (22.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 5.0 APG)
Jaylen Brown (20.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG and 2.2 APG)
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets’ small-ball experiment has been pretty rough after falling to the Suns and the Jazz. Sunday’s 114-113 loss to Utah exposed the Rockets’ lack of rebounders as they got beat up for the boards, 48-36. James Harden recorded a triple-double with 28 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds while Russell Westbrook poured in 39 points with six rebounds and four assists.
Players to Watch: James Harden (35.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 7.3 APG)
Russell Westbrook (27.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 7.2 APG)
Eric Gordon (15.2 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02/11/2020 Betting Numbers
Boston are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Jaylen Brown SF Ankle is probable Tuesday vs Houston
Eric Gordon SG Leg is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Boston
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
It’s obvious the Celtics’ current winning streak has influenced odds-makers of these Legal betting sites to put them as slim 2.5-point spread favorites. The Rockets’ struggle with their small-ball lineup represents a red-flag for this contending team gong forward.
Moneyline: Bet the Rockets at -240. They are 12-6 at home against Eastern Conference teams.
ATS: Back on the Rockets to cover the spread. With the spread set at 2.5 points, I feel the Rockets have enough motivation to come up with a convincing win against one of the elite teams in the league.
TOTALs: Pick the UNDER at 230 points. The Celtics have been really good limiting teams’ scoring output during their winning run. Expect Boston to impose a slower pace, but the Rockets will still find cracks in their defense to score at least 110 points.
Score Prediction: 110 – 101 Rockets