The fifth best teams of each conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the fifth in the East Boston Celtics (38-25), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the fifth in the West Houston Rockets (37-25), who want to extend their current winning streak.
Date/Time: 03-03-2019, 15:30 EDT
Spread: Boston Celtics -2.5
Boston Celtics have a 38-25 record (32-31 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the East. In their last game they snapped a four-game losing streak by winning at home against the Wizards with a 107-96 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 23.4 ppg, adding 4.8 boards and a team high 6.9 dimes per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 16.2 ppg and 6.3 boards per game.
Houston Rockets have a 37-25 record (27-33-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the West. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Heat with a 121-118 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by James Harden with 36.6 ppg, adding 6.6 boards and 7.7 dimes per game. He is followed by Clint Capela with 17 ppg and a team high 12.6 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Rockets won at home with a 127-113 score. Celtics have a 24-9 home record, while the Rockets are 15-16 on the road. Rockets are better offensively, scoring 113.4 ppg to Celtics’ 112.1, while Celtics are better defensively, allowing 106.6 ppg to Rockets’ 112.1. Celtics have better percentages both in field goals (46.2% to 44.7%) and in 3-pointers (36.5% to 34.7%). They are also better in boards grabbed (44.9 to 41.5), in dimes made (26.1 to 20.9) and in turnovers committed (12.6 to 13). It is going to be a close game and Vegas odds give the Celtics a -2.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the hot Rockets for the road win.
Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics Prediction: Houston Rockets +2.5 (-110)
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