February 11, 2020, 9:30 PM ET at Toyota Center (1510 Polk Street, Houston, Texas). In one of the most interesting matches of the night in the NBA regular season, teams that set maximum goals will play.
The ending of the first half of the championship Boston Celtics holds excellent. The team won seven games in a row. In anticipation of the break, the Celts have two matches left, and the first one away from Houston Rockets. The last two games wards coach Mike D’Enthony lost. Is it worth talking here about the inoperative state of the game tactics that the Rockets is playing now? I think that Boston may well give an answer to this question.
Boston is now at its second best winning streak of the season. At the start of the championship they had 10 wins in a row, and now seven. It is characteristic that in 17 wins for these two series, only five wins were placed over teams that currently have a positive balance of wins and losses in the season.
Recall that Boston is third in the East (37-15), trying to keep up with Toronto (39-14). Celtics perfectly break their head start in the season (31 times in 52 matches) and away in particular (15 times in 25 matches). The trump card of the team is elite defense (third efficiency in the NBA, 102.7 points missed per 100 possessions). Against the Western teams, the Celtics have a 12-6 season. Boston won the last three games on someone else’s floor.
The Boston Celtics is on the third line of the Eastern Conference. The team is now in great shape winning almost every match. Over the past ten meetings, the Celtics have won nine times. Boston is far from the most productive league team, but almost always scores more than 110 points per game. Now the attack at the Celtics is in perfect order and it is expected that they will be able to realize their chances because Houston is far from perfect defense.
Injuries report: Jaylen Brown, Robert Williams
Houston has a mixed and unstable season. Now the missiles are in fifth place in the western conference with a score of 33-20. They lost in their last two matches: Phoenix and Utah. The first – devastating, the second – as a result of a victorious throw from Bogdanovich. In the last 15 games, the Rockets have a score of 7-8.
What does not take away from Houston is the ability to play against the teams of the Eastern Conference. Against the east, the Rockets have a 12-4 balance this season. Moreover, three of the four defeats were in the first week of the season. What is the Rockets phenomenon in matches against the east? Pace. Houston are fifth in the league on the topic (107.5 possessions per match, with Bucks leaders 108.2).
Houston Rockets is currently on the fifth line of the Western Conference. Over the past ten matches, the team has been able to win six matches and in only one of all ten matches has not been broken total 224 more. In general, Houston is one of the most productive league teams, in this indicator he is on the third line. The last two matches the Basketball players lost and on their site will be determined to interrupt this albeit small, but very unpleasant series.
Injuries report: Eric Gordon
Betting Tips and Odds Statistic
- The history of personal meetings in recent years has 26 matches in which the two teams met. The result of these games, we see 16 victories on the side of the Houston, and in only 10 matches the basketball players of Boston took the upper hand. The owners of the floor and in the last three matches defeated their opponents.
- This season, Boston scored 15 away victories.
- The Rockets are the fifth home victory team in the West.
Celtics vs Rockets Prediction and our best Pick
Celtics vs Rockets score prediction: 115 : 116
|MoneyLine Pick||Against the Spread Pick||Over Under Pick|
|Houston Will Win||Boston +1.5 Point Spread||Under 232 Game Total|
Expert Prediction and Pick
It seems that Boston is now at the end of its win streak of 7. They barely beat Atlanta at home, and in the last match with Oklahoma, seconds and moments decided everything 111:112. But Coach Stevens has options for dealing with a small roster. This should be felt by the players, Rockets, who actually lost the bench, losing Gordon.
Given the recent events that have developed at Houston, we assume that the team of Michael D’Antoni is obliged to show the class, especially in the match against such a principled opponent as Boston. In our opinion, the stellar bunch of Russell Westbrook and James Harden will bring victory to the hosts.
Our prediction: Rockets Will Win
Best pick: Celtics +1.5 Point Spread
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At what time do the teams play?
February 11, 2020, 9:30 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
ESPN+, SNET, FSN
Where will the game be held?
Toyota Center (1510 Polk Street, Houston, Texas)