Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics - 2/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:30 PM (Toyota Center)

HOU -2.5 TOTAL 230.5

TV: TNT

The Boston Celtics (37-15) will visit the Houston Rockets (33-20) at the Toyota Center in Houston. Before the season began, many people predicted this game as a Championship series. While, it might seem unlikely at this point in time, you still never know.

The Celtics have won seven straight games and nine of their last 10. Jayson Tatum is averaging 22.2 points per game while Enes Kanter averages a team-high 8.4 rebounds per game. Kemba Walker has a team-high five assists per game. The Celtics average 112.7 points per game and allow 105.5 points against. The Celtics shoot 46.4 percent from the field and snatch 45.6 rebounds per game.

The Rockets took a buzzer beating loss to the Jazz, 114-113 at home. They’re now on a two-game losing streak and will look to rebound at home against the Celtics. James Harden leads the way with 35.2 points per game along with 7.3 assists per game. Russell Westbrook averages a team-high eight rebounds per game. The Rockets average 118.2 points per game and allow 114.6 points against this season. Houston shoots 45.2 percent from the field and snag 45.6 rebounds per game. 

Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
Under is 7-3 in Celtics last 10 overall.
Under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall.

The Celtics have been on fire as of late while the Rockets have been struggling. Boston’s defense has been tremendous all season allowing 105.5 points per game. To compare, the Rockets allow 114.6 points per game, but play at a faster pace and score 118.2 points per game. This game will come down to the Celtics defense and the Rockets offense. Currently, it’s been all Boston and their defense in the last ten games and they should be able to stop the Rockets offense that doesn’t have much inside when looking for second chances. I like the Celtics to win this one. Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win and cover ATS 112-105.

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Aaron’s Pick Boston Celtics +2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.