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Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02/11/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02-11-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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

When: February 11, 2020 9:30 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets 02/11/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +3 (-110) 230 o (-110) +120

Houston Rockets
-3 (-110) 230 u (-110) -140
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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

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games.
Boston are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Boston are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Houston.
Celtics are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Houston.
Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Boston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston.
Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Houston Rockets

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston’s last 14 games against Boston.
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Houston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games this season.
Houston are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Houston are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games played in February.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown SF Ankle is probable Tuesday vs Houston
Robert Williams PF Hip is “?” Tuesday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Leg is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Houston Rockets
31-20 Against the Spread 26-27
24-27 Straight Up 23-30
112 Points per Game 118
105 Points Allowed per Game 114
46.37 Offensive FG% 45.14
80.25 Offensive FT% 78.53
36.1 Offensive 3PT% 34.75
44.21 Defensive FG% 46.16
75.48 Defensive FT% 76.47
34.38 Defensive 3PT% 34.78

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