Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics, Thursday, NBA Basketball Sports Betting, Free Picks, Predictions and Las Vegas Odds

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Houston at Boston, NBA Sports betting
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 28, 2017
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT, AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
503-Houston Rockets -1 -115 -120 Ov 216½ -115
504-Boston Celtics +1 -105 +100 Un 216½ -105
 

The Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at TD Garden.

ABOUT THE ROCKETS (25-7): Houston isn’t known for its defense, but it has been a troublesome component during the skid as the team has allowed an average of 120.7 points over the three games. The offense continues to click at an impressive rate as the Rockets have scored 100 or more points in 25 consecutive games and rank first in scoring at 115.1 per contest. Star guard James Harden leads the NBA with an average of 32.4 points, and he recorded 29 – and 14 assists – against Oklahoma City after scoring 51 in each of the previous two games.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (28-10): 
Rookie small forward Jayson Tatum scored 18 points in the victory over the Hornets, with 10 of them coming in the fourth quarter. Tatum is averaging 16.3 points over his last seven contests and is starting to really hit his stride as the campaign nears the midway point. “It comes with the amount games we’ve played,” Tatum told reporters. “Each and every day, I’m getting more comfortable and getting into a rhythm.”

Oddsmakers opened the Rockets as -1-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total opened at 216½.

Two of the top three teams in the NBA square off on Thursday, when the Houston Rockets visit the Boston Celtics. Houston owns the second-best record in the league and will be looking to halt a three-game slide when it takes on the Celtics, who possess the third-best mark.

The Rockets were sailing along with 14 consecutive wins but lost back-to-back home games to the two Los Angeles teams (Lakers and Clippers) before dropping a Christmas Day contest in Oklahoma City. The status of Chris Paul (left adductor strain) remains uncertain, and Houston is 15-1 with the point guard in the lineup and 10-6 when he sits out. Boston experienced its own rough patch with three setbacks in a four-game span before registering a crisp 102-91 victory at Charlotte on Wednesday. Kyrie Irving scored 21 points and Al Horford recorded 20 and 11 rebounds in the triumph.

Boston won its last outing, a 102-91 result against the Hornets on December 27. The Celtics covered in that game as a -1-point favorite, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Houston was a 112-107 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the +2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

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Houston:
Team record: 25-7 SU,16-15-1 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games

Boston:
Team record: 28-10 SU,23-13-2 ATS
Boston is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Boston is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Washington Friday, December 29
Boston home to Brooklyn Sunday, December 31

NBA Sports Betting Tips
1. The Rockets are 19-44 all-time at Boston.

2. Houston C Clint Capela (right orbital fracture) will miss at least the next two games.

3. Boston swingman Jaylen Brown (knee) sat out Wednesday and is questionable to play against the Rockets.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks:  Boston Celtics will cover the spread at +1 and the game will go over 216½ points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Celtics 124, Rockets 119 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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