Opposites will attract NBA Betting online betting action when the Boston Celtics meet the Houston Rockets. Due to a dynamic offense the Rockets are contending for top seed in the West. On the other hand, its defense that has the Celtics contending for first seed in the East. Few teams bring home the bacon like Boston has in road games this year. Conversely James Harden is a sharpshooter like no other. Harden and the Rockets will face a strong challenge from the Celtics smothering defense.
Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets
Date and Time: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
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Celtics vs. Rockets TV Coverage: ABC
After stumbling with a NBA Betting Online value slump the Boston Celtics are back on track. Hence Boston is 4-0 straight up and 3-1 against the spread in their last four games. In their last game the Celts scored a 134-106 home payout over Charlotte. Defense is the driving force of the Celtics success. Most noteworthy is their ranking of 2nd best in the NBA for points allowed. Offensively the Celtics are an inconsistent 21st in the Association for scoring. Away from home Boston is 20-9 vs. the odds.
Five time NBA All Star Kyrie Irving leads the Celtics with 25 points and five assists per game. Irving is coming of his second consecutive All Star appearance. Another factor that makes him an asset is his 2016 NBA championship with Cleveland. Also, he was then 2012 Rookie of the Year. After arriving from the Cavs in the offseason he has immediately provided a go-too presence. Impressively enough, Irving drained 34 points in the win over Charlotte.
Houston also has the hot hand recently. Especially relevant is that the Rockets have paid in seven of their last nine games. Under the total has hit in four of their last five games. However, Toyota Center has not provided a betting advantage for Houston. On their home court they have just 12 payouts in 30 games. Speaking of All Stars James Harden is on a six season run. Harden leads the NBA in scoring with 31 points per game. He also is the top assist man for the Rockets with nine per game.
Team vs Team
First of all, in this head to head Sportsbook series Boston has big profits. Most noteworthy is the Celtics five payouts in their last six games vs. the Rockets. Under the total has paid in 12 of the last 13 between Boston and Houston. Especially relevant is the Celtics covering their last two visits to Toyota Center. In the last 12 games at Houston in this series 11 stayed under the number.
Matchup to Watch
Seems like this is one of best NBA Betting Online matchups of the season. In addition, James Harden makes for must see TV. Houston ranks second in the NBA for scoring. Opposite all of that is a Boston defense that travels exceptionally well. Of course, countering Harden is Kyrie Irving. With two All Stars on the marquee defense should be the difference.
Celtics vs. Rockets NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In conclusion the Celtics defense makes for the best counter to Harden. Boston brings dominant head to head numbers. Finally, under the total is a constant in this series
NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics and Under the Total
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 96, Rockets 93
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