Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics 2/29/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics 2/29/2020 – The Houston Rockets small-ball setup has been working well for them and they are now on a five-game winning streak. They will put that on a test when they hit the road and go east when they battle the Boston Celtics on Saturday, February 29. This match will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and it will be aired by ABC live at 8:30 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore is the online site to catch the game via live streaming. The Boston Celtics own home-court advantage and they are coming off from back-to-back wins. NBA Betting Covers see them with the slight upper hand over the Rockets.
Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics 2/29/2020
Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics 2/29/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets rise up to the NBA Western Conference standings at fourth place after defeating the Utah Jazz. They now hold a 38-20 record and so far, the full small-ball rotation of Mike D’Antoni has been capturing the league by storm and it also has some doubters. On the road, the Rockets are on a 17-12 record and they will need to be alert going up against the Celtics led by Brad Stevens. Over the past ten games, this team has only lost twice and thanks to the MVP connection of James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Combined, both players average 62.5 points per game and they have good support coming from Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon and Ryan Covington.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 55 GP 55 GS 36.7 MIN 35.2 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 7.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.4 TO 3.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 29.45 PER
R. Westbrook PG 48 GP 48 GS 35.9 MIN 27.3 PTS 1.7 OR 6.3 DR 7.9 REB 7.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 4.3 TO 3.6 PF 1.7 AST/TO 21.61 PER
R. Covington PF 8 GP 7 GS 31.3 MIN 12.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.8 DR 6.9 REB 1.5 AST 1.1 STL 2.6 BLK 1 TO 3.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 14.37 PER
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics currently in third place in the NBA Eastern Conference standings with a record of 41-17 and at home this team has won 23 times in 28 contests. Over the past ten games, the Celtics are have only lost twice and if it was not for the two-point loss against the Lakers, they could have been on a five-game winning streak. Jayson Tatum has shown that he could be one of the top 5 players in the league with his potential and this season he is averaging 23.3 points along with seven rebounds and 1.3 points per game.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum PF 54 GP 54 GS 34.3 MIN 23.3 PTS 1 OR 6 DR 7 REB 2.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.9 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 20.64 PER
J. Brown SG 48 GP 48 GS 33.8 MIN 20.4 PTS 1.1 OR 5.4 DR 6.4 REB 2.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.36 PER
G. Hayward SF 41 GP 41 GS 33.4 MIN 17.1 PTS 1 OR 5.6 DR 6.6 REB 4.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.02 PER
Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics 2/29/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Boston are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Eric Gordon SG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Boston
Kemba Walker PG Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Rockets are seen as the team with the disadvantage since the Celtics are tough in front of their home crowd. Online Sportsbook sees a tight battle and it will be interesting to see the chess match of tempo by Brad Stevens and Mike D’Antoni.
Moneyline: This is a tight game and the ML handed to the Rockets are +105 while the Celtics are at -125.
ATS: It is just a thin 1.5 points between both teams for this game. Rockets are at +1.5 while the Celtics take -1.5.
TOTALs: It is 230.5 points on the total for this match as the Rockets go over while the Celtics are under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 114 Celtics