Celtics vs Rockets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -3
Toyota Center is the venue where James Harden and the Houston Rockets (33-20, 1st in the Southwest Division) will take on the Boston Celtics (37-15, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. Boston opens this game as 3 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 230.
The Celtics cover the spread 62.0% of the time, having gone 31-19-2 ATS. Houston is covering 47.2% of the time, going 25-28-0 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/09/20 C Robert Williams III Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/09/20 SG Eric Gordon Leg is questionable Tuesday vs Boston
Jaylen Brown comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Jayson Tatum averages 22.2 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
James Harden averages 35.2 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Russell Westbrook averages 27.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 118.2 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Rockets are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Rockets surrender 114.6 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Celtics are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Boston is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Houston is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston +3
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