Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics versus Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-11-2013

The 21-15 Houston Rockets will travel to play the 18-17 Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Boston is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this pro basketball game has the home club Boston Celtics favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 200 ½ points. There has been no line movement once the NBA odds were immediately released to the betting public.

The teams met on December 14th with the Rockets posting the 101-89 home win against the Celtics as a -2 ½ point favorite. The game landed over 188 ½ points.

The Rockets are 7-9 straight up on the road this season. They had their five game win streak snapped on Wednesday night in an 88-79 road loss to the New Orleans Hornets as a -2 ½ point favorite. The game went under 200 ½ points. Houston was playing the back end of a back to back facing travel in the loss. They were held to just 40% shooting from the floor. Only James Harden scored in double digits. The Rockets gave away the game with 23 turnovers. Houston has the best scoring offense in the league by averaging 106 points a game.

The Celtics are 11-6 on their home court. They are on a four game win streak following an 87-79 home win on Wednesday to the Phoenix Suns as a -9 point betting favorite. The game went under 192 points. It was the fifth straight game the Celtics allowed an opponent under 100 points. They corrected the bad form from the West coast trip in late December where Boston lost three straight and allowed an average of 108 points a game. The Celtics are now the eight best scoring defense in the NBA by allowing just 96 points a game. To get to the next level and beat Miami in a playoff series they will need to find more scoring from their bench and Jason Terry.