Rockets vs Celtics – NBA Picks and Predictions (2/29/20)
Follow these Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics basketball game, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics
Let’s get into this game where the oddsmakers currently have Boston as -2 point sports book favorites. The betting public has 73% of their money on Boston as home favorites. These two teams played each other two weeks ago where Houston was held to just 43% from the field at home, but still managed to take home the win, 116-105.
The Rockets Guard, Eric Gordon is listed as questionable for this game due to a right knee contusion injury and the Celtics all star point guard, Kemba Walker has been downgraded to doubtful for this battle due to a knee injury as well.
Houston comes into this game in the fourth spot in the Western Conference at 38-20 overall, 17-12 away, but winners of their last 5 games including a blow win 140-122 in their last game Wednesday Night against the Grizzlies. James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 63 total points alongside Austin Rivers who had an impressive game putting up 23 points. The Rockets on the road are ranked number two in the league scoring an average of 118 points per game, while defensively giving up an average of 116.8 points per game. Houston is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division and the total has gone under in 6 of the Rockets last 7 games when playing on the road against the Celtics.
Boston comes into this game currently in the third spot in the Eastern Conference, 41-17 overall, 23-5 at home and winners of their last two games including their 114-103 road win against the Jazz Wednesday Night. Jayson Tatum continues to lead his team to victories coming up big once again scoring 33 points to go along with 11 rebounds. The Celtics at home put up an average of 116.8 points per game and ranked eighth in the league only giving up an average of 106.9 points per game. Boston is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference and the total has gone over in 4 of the Celtics last 5 games.
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