Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics, NBA Game. The home team has all the possibilities of reaching the playoffs this season. But the Celtics still have a lot to prove. These games against teams of the same playing level are a test for the defense. At home the record is strong. The Rockets won the last two games on the road, but for now they don’t have the best numbers playing away from home.
Houston Rockets: Another game against them.
The Rockets won against the Celtics less than 20 days ago in Houston. Since that day the Rockets do not lose games, five consecutive victories. The last one was at home against the Grizzlies 140-112. On the road the record is 17-12, the last two games were victories against Warriors 135-105 and Jazz 120-110. In the last ten games the record is 5-5.
On the road the Rockets are scoring an average of 117.9 points per game, 40.72 FG points, 79.8% free throw shots, 16.03 three pointers, 20.93 assists, 14.86 turnovers. In the first two quarters the team scores up to 61 points on average.
The defense allows up to 116.8 points per game, 43.79 FG points, 78.7% free throw shots, 11.90 three pointers, 46.07 rebounds, 26.34 assists, 15.34 turnovers.
Eric Gordon is out for this game. James Harden leads the Rockets with 35.2 points per game, 44.3% FG points, 36.3% three pointers and 86.3% free throw shots. Russell Westbrook is the second best with 27.3 points and 47% FG points.
Boston Celtics: Everything is different at home.
The home record for the Celtics is positive with 23-5 this season. The team is the third best in the East Conference with 41-17 overall. The last seven home games were victories. The most recent game was against the Clippers 141-133. After this game the Celtics welcome Nets, Jazz and Thunder at home.
At home the Celtics are scoring an average of 116.8 points per game, 42.29 FG points, 81.7% free throw shots, 12.75 three pointers, 45 rebounds, 24.14 assists. In the second half the Celtics score 59.4 points at home.
The defense allows up to 106.9 points, 38.79 FG points. The Celtics have one of the most powerful defenses in the league, the team is considered the third best in defense.
Kemba Walker continues to have health problems and will not be available. Tatum and Brown are leaders this season with 23.3 and 20.4 points per game each. Gordon Hayward is averaging 17.1 points and 50.5% FG points. Wanamaker from the bench is the leader in three pointers with 39.5% per game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics 02/29/2020 is: take the Boston Celtics -1.5 (Spread).
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