Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets: 3/14/2021 Betting Trends, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on March 14, 2021

The Houston Rockets (11-25) are big, 10.5-point underdogs as they try to stop a 15-game losing streak when they host the Boston Celtics (19-17) on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Toyota Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-BOS. The over/under in the matchup is set at 224.

Betting Information

Celtics vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -10.5 -110 -110 224 -110 -110
Place a bet on Boston Celtics or the Houston Rockets for Sunday’s game.

Head to Head

Houston has come out on top in eight of its last 10 head-to-head matchups against Boston. The Rockets also hold a 1-0-1 edge against the spread when matched up with the Celtics.

Celtics vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Rockets Celtics -1 232 -116 -104 Regular Season 111-110 HOU
2/11/2020 Rockets Rockets -2.5 232.5 -138 115 Regular Season 116-105 HOU
3/3/2019 Celtics Regular Season 115-104 HOU
3/3/2019 Celtics Regular Season 115-104 HOU
12/27/2018 Rockets Regular Season 127-113 HOU
12/27/2018 Rockets Regular Season 127-113 HOU
3/3/2018 Rockets Regular Season 123-120 HOU
12/28/2017 Celtics Regular Season 99-98 BOS
1/25/2017 Celtics Regular Season 120-109 BOS
12/5/2016 Rockets Regular Season 107-106 HOU

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 17-19 record.
  • Boston has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 20 of 36 games for a 55.6% rate.
Bet on the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Championship.

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 12-24 ATS.
  • Houston has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 36.1% of matchups this year (13 out of 36 chances).
Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • In 55.6% of their games this year (20 of 36 chances), the Celtics and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s over/under of 224 points.
  • In 13 of 36 outings (36.1%) this year, Houston and its opponents have combined to score at least 224 points.
  • The Celtics and the Rockets combine to average 4.9 less points per game than the over/under of 224 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.4 more points per game (224.4) than this game’s total of 224 points.
  • The average over/under the Celtics have had set in games this year is 0.9 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • Rockets games this season have averaged a total of 220.4 points, 3.6 less than the point total in this matchup.
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Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics scoring 25.1 points per game.
  • Tristan Thompson paces Boston with 8.3 rebounds a game and Marcus Smart leads the squad with 5.8 assists per matchup.
  • The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker from long distance. He makes 2.9 shots from deep per game.
  • Boston’s blocks leader is Robert Williams III, who records 1.6 per game. Smart leads the team averaging 1.7 steals a game.

Rockets Leaders

  • Christian Wood leads the team in both scoring (22.0 points per game) and rebounding (10.2 rebounds per game).
  • John Wall has the title of Houston assist leader, dishing out 6.0 assists per game this season.
  • Eric Gordon is tops from three-point range for the Rockets, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
  • Victor Oladipo is at the top of Houston’s steals hierarchy with 1.5 steals per game and Wood leads the squad in blocks with 1.5 per game.
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