Celtics vs. Rockets - 3/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (31-32) at Boston Celtics (39-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -6 -- Over/Under: 222 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics square off early Friday night at the TD Center.
The Houston Rockets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29 points and 7.1 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15 points and 12.1 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.8 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.8 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have not lost a home game since January 6.
The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The Rockets are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Boston.
We have the most disapointing and hit or miss team in the country against a Boston club that shows up every night. The Celtics haven't lost a home game in two months. I don't expect a frsutrating Houston team to snap the streak. Take the Celts at home.