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Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/13/14

Houston Rockets (24-14) at Boston Celtics (13-25)

NBA Basketball: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics +5.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds


The Houston Rockets head to the TD Garden on Monday to face off against the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics are currently sitting at 13-25 on the year, as Boston is without a doubt in rebuilding mode this season.  The Celtics offense is led by Jeff Green this season, who is putting up just over 16 points per game on the year.  The Celtics as a whole are scoring just 95.3 on the season, ranking them 25th in the league in scoring offense.  Boston has now dropped eight straight games after falling to the Trail Blazers 112-104 in Portland on Saturday. 

Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/13/14

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The Houston Rockets are playing some good ball this season as the Rockets are 24-14 on the year, and are right at .500 on the road, going 9-9 this season.  The Rockets have a dynamic offense that is scoring an average of 105.3 points per game on the season, while also ranking in the top ten in rebounds.  Harden is leading Houston’s offense with a very solid average of 24.9 points per game this season.  The Rockets come into this one having won three out of their last four games, including earning a win last time out, when the Rockets defeated the Wizards 114-107 in Washington.

The Houston Rockets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games on Monday night, and the Rockets are 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following a win.  The Rockets are also 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games following just one day of rest.

Boston is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games on Monday nights, and the Celtics are 4-1 against the spread in their last five against teams with a winning record.

The Celtics have played better at home at times this season, but I just don't see that being the case here.  The Rockets will be looking at this as an opportunity to get another win to try and gain ground in the division, so look for Houston to keep their foot down here on Monday night in Boston.

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Houston -5.5

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