Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics NBA Betting Tips 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 37-25. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 113.4 points per game while giving up 111.2 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 38-25. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.1 points per contest and give up 106.6, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-33-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-27-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 31-31-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 35-28-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/02/19 F Kenneth Faried Hip is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Boston
03/02/19 G Eric Gordon Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Boston
03/02/19 G Gerald Green Illness is questionable Sunday vs Boston
03/02/19 G Iman Shumpert Calf is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.6 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Chris Paul averages 16.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game. The Rockets allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 15th in the league with 112.1 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Celtics surrender 106.6 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.9, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Celtics are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -3
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