Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets NBA Parlay 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Boston Celtics head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 44-19. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 104.1 points per contest while giving up 99.9 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 48-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 113.8 points per contest and giving up 104.9, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 37-24-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 32-29-2 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 32-28-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 27-33-1 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/02/18 F Ryan Anderson Hip is "?" Saturday vs Boston
Kyrie Irving averages 24.9 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest for Boston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Al Horford comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
James Harden averages 31.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 8.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Chris Paul has scored 18.8 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 8.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 99.9 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 20.6 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Boston averages 104.1 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.24 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 104.9 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 41.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 113.8 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.92. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 21.7. The Rockets are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.
The Celtics are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 30th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Boston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Houston is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.7, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston +6.5 and over 213.5 total points
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