Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics 11/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Houston Rockets (1-15) are headed to TD Garden on Monday where they will meet the Boston Celtics (9-8).
The Rockets played the Knicks and went home with a loss by a final score of 106-99 in their last game. Houston wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.2% field goal percentage (38 out of 84) and made 10 out of their 39 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Rockets buried 13 of 22 tries for a rate of 59.1%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 48 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 21 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about defending, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 42.3% from the floor on 33 out of 78 shooting. New York distributed 37 dimes and had 25 steals in the game. In addition, New York snagged 33 rebounds (4 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 8 rejections. New York finished the contest at 84.6% from the charity stripe by burying 22 of 26 shots. They knocked down 18 out of their 41 tries from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Rockets finished with 21 while the Knicks racked up 12 personal fouls.
Eric Gordon is a player who was a contributor for this game. Gordon ended up shooting 29.4% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. He racked up 15 points on 5 of 17 shooting.
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Houston enters this one with a win-loss mark of 1-15 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 19.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Houston is pulling in 45.6 boards per game and is sitting with 325 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets are connecting on 31.3% on 3-point shots (177 of 566) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 100.8 points per game (28th in the league) while going 42.8% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rockets are forcing 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.3 personal fouls. They concede 33.2% from 3-point land and they rank 27th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.6). The Rockets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.3% (654 of 1,445) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 17th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 385 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Celtics went home victorious with a score of 111-105 when they played the Thunder. Regarding how they attacked the glass, Boston allowed Oklahoma City to grab 39 overall (15 offensive). They shot 42.9% from three-point range by going 18 of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 16 from the charity stripe (56.3%). The Celtics permitted the Thunder to make 39 of 96 tries from the field which had them at 40.6% in the game. In all, the Celtics finished 41 for 88 from the floor which had them shooting 46.6%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Boston buried 17 of 39 tries (43.6%). They were able to bury 12 of those for a rate of 85.7%. The Thunder committed 9 fouls for this contest which took the Celtics to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The Celtics snagged 40 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 48 for the matchup.
Al Horford was important for the Celtics in the matchup. Horford tallied 10 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists in the matchup. He made 4 out of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 11 rebounds.
Boston has a win-loss mark of 9-8 this year. The Celtics have committed 18.3 fouls per contest and they go 79.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.9 times per game (17th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per game. Boston has accounted for 1,841 points for the year (108.3 per contest) and they average 46.2 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Celtics are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which is 19th in the league.
The Celtics are ranked 16th in the league in PPG given up with 106.4. They are able to force 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the field (11th in basketball). The Boston defense gives up 34.0% on shots from distance (214 of 630) and their opponents are connecting on 78.2% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 21.4 assists and 46.2 boards per contest, which ranks 3rd and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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