Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions
Tonight, Boston Celtics are all set to pose a strong challenge when they face Houston Rockets which is considered to be a high voltage clash.
The hosts are looking in great shape after some important victories whereas Rockets are looking to stay competitive after a precarious season for the side. The game is played in the TD Center at 7:30 pm EST. The Celtics would be backing themselves to win their 24th game of the season while the Rockets must punch above their weight.
The Rockets have already lost 34 games this season and are on 2 game losing streak. They are desperately looking for a win while Celtics too haven’t had a good season as of now. They have lost 25 games and are placed at 8th position in Eastern Conference points table. The latest Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 2nd April.
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to Watch For
Amidst injury concerns, Kemba Walker has averaged 18.2 points per game this season. Jayson Tatum is an important candidate who has time and again got the team out of the dumps with special performances. He scored 25 points and 3 assists against Mavericks.
Jaylen Brown who is one of the better guards in the team has an average of 24.5 points in addition to 5.6 rebounds in 43 games.
Moritz Wagner who plays as the center pitched in with 2 points and 2 assists against Mavericks. Marcus Smart came in as a surprise to everyone when he scored 17 points in his last appearance.
The Houston Rockets has the service of Kevin Porter Jr. who has done a great job as the shooting guard. He has averaged 15.4 points and was right on the money with 20 points against Nets.
Jaesean Tate has also done a good job in terms of assists and dribbles but needs to increase his points in the coming games. Daniel House Jr. who is yet another forward has a free throw percentage of 66.7 in addition to 3.4 dribbles per game.
Kelly Olynyk did a decent job with 14 points and 3 rebounds in his last outing. Christian Wood, who is a regular Center, has a player efficiency rating of 24.47.
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The last season conference finalists Celtics have done a tidy job in the Eastern conference but still have their task cut out to make it to post season. They were off to a flyer with a win against Bucks but things started to go the other way when they faced Nets and Pacers in the next two games.
They recovered well from that position as they posted some important victories that helped them scale to the top of the table. In the last few games, they have lost their way after suffering 7 losses in 10 games. On the contrary, they have secured triumphs against Thunder, Bucks and Magic. They are currently down in 8th spot in the table.
The Houston Rockets has had some contrasting performances this season after the side struggled to register their first victory in the first three games. They had to wait until the 3rd week of January to find some sort of redemption and form as they went on a 6-match winning streak that put them in a far better position.
But it once again started going downhill after a losing streak dented their chances big time. Their March campaign was a bummer with their campaign following similar suit with just 2 wins for the whole month as opposed to 13 defeats. They are now struggling in 14th place with 13 wins and 34 losses.
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (146 games): Celtics – 91 wins, Rockets – 55 wins.
Playoffs played: Celtics – 16 wins, Rockets – 5 wins.
Previous meeting: Celtics won 134-107 on 14th March 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The odds and predictions for this battle between Nets and Celtics would be interesting to look at. If Rockets are completely out of contention, Celtics have so far done a good job to keep themselves in the hunt. Premium platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also shared the same in their outright predictions.
Looking at FiveThirtyEight, they have gone on to pick Boston Celtics to start as favorites with the visitors getting just 15% to secure a big victory on Friday night.