Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets, Monday, NBA Basketball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Prediction

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12-8 December 5, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center 13-7
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, December 5, 2016
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: 8 p.m. ET, NBATV, CSN New England (Boston), ROOT (Houston)
Team/ Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
boston-celticsBoston Celtics +5.5 -115 +180 218.5 -110
houston-rocketsHouston Rockets -5.5 -105 -210 218.5 -110
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The Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Toyota Center.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (12-8): Avery Bradley supported Thomas’ effort with 20 points of his own and he hauled in nine rebounds for the second straight game to bump his season average to 7.9, five more than his career mark. Jonas Jerebko was second on the team with six boards against the 76ers and he also hit one of his two 3-point attempts to give him a remarkable 9-of-11 showing over the last eight games. Thomas averaged 26.5 points while shooting 57.6 percent (56.3 from behind the arc) in a two-game split with Houston last season.

ABOUT THE ROCKETS (13-7): Houston’s win in Denver was all the more impressive due to the fact that it had to go to double overtime to win the night before in Golden State, and was further proof that the team has turned a corner from the dysfunction of a season ago. “A lot of positives,” coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters. “They found the energy to go ahead and finish up the game. It wasn’t always pretty. It’s a special group that can conjure that kind of energy in altitude after getting in at 5 o’clock in the morning.” It helps when there are so many shooters to call on, and Houston has made at least 10 3-pointers in an NBA-record 19 straight games.

The Boston Celtics have been preaching a return to the hard-nosed defensive approach that allowed them to climb the ladder in the Eastern Conference last season. They will face one of their stiffer challenges in that pursuit when they continue a three-game road trip at the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Behind another outstanding performance by Isaiah Thomas (12 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter), the Celtics squeaked past the Philadelphia 76ers 107-106 to begin the road trip Saturday night. Like Boston, the Rockets have won two straight after finishing their 4-1 road trip with a 128-110 win at Denver on Friday. Seven players scored in double figures and Houston was 17-of-37 from 3-point range, hitting their league-leading average in long-range attempts and bumping their percentage to 37.8, good for fifth in the NBA through Saturday. The Celtics ranked fifth in 3-point tries (30.8) and 10th in percentage (36) entering Sunday.

The Rockets were a 128-110 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the +4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (238) made winners of OVER bettors.

Boston was a 107-106 winner in its last match on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the -9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 213 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Boston:
Team record: 12-8 SU,10-10 ATS
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games

Houston:
Team record: 13-7 SU,14-6 ATS
Houston is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games

Next up:
Boston at Orlando Wednesday, December 7
Houston home to Los Angeles Wednesday, December 7

KEY NOTES
1. Rockets F Trevor Ariza (back) left Friday’s game in Denver and is considered day-to-day.

2. Celtics C Al Horford has averaged 16.7 points in seven wins and 10.7 in three losses.

3. Rockets G James Harden has eight straight games of at least 20 points but is shooting just 35.5 percent from the field – including 5-of-22 on 3-pointers – in the last three contests.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Houston Rockets will cover the spread at -5.5 and the game will go over 218.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Rockets 117, Celtics 110 at bovada-logo-top-book.betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
BOS TEAM HOU
104.7 PTS FOR 111.4
103.9 PTS AGNST 107.5
0.9 DIFF. 3.8
32.5 DEF REBOUNDS 32.3
9.5 OFF REBOUNDS 11.6
45.0 FG% 46.6
78.7 FT% 75.3
11.1 3 POINTERS 14.0
7.2 STEALS 7.4
INJURIES
BOSTON
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
HOUSTON
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
BOSTON
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston’s last 14 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing Houston
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
HOUSTON
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games at home
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing Boston
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Boston’s Overall Scoring vs Houston’s Overall Defense 104.7 14 107.5 24
Boston’s Away Scoring vs Houston’s Home Defense 104.6 11 102.0 12
Boston’s Road Rebounds vs Houston’s Home Rebounds Allowed 41.0 24 39.5 2
Houston’s Overall Scoring vs Boston’s Overall Defense 111.4 2 103.9 14
Houston’s Home Scoring vs Boston’s Road Defense 107.8 10 103.7 16
Houston’s Home Rebounds vs Boston’s Road Rebounds Allowed 46.7 5 45.6 19
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
Boston 45.0 44.3 0.7
Houston 46.6 46.1 0.5
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
Boston 9.5 32.5 41.9
Houston 11.6 32.3 43.9
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
Boston 24.4 11.7 2.1
Houston 24.3 15.3 1.6

 

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