Celtics vs Rockets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 14, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 14, 2021

The Houston Rockets (11-25) are heavy underdogs (+10.5) as they try to stop a six-game home losing streak when they take on 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 is set at 224 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of March 14, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 14

Celtics:
Romeo Langford: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Rockets:
P.J. Tucker: Out (Not with team),
David Nwaba: Day To Day (Wrist),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
John Wall: Out (Knee),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
Christian Wood: Out (Ankle),
Danuel House Jr.: Out (Knee),
Rodions Kurucs: Out (Oblique)

Celtics and Rockets Records ATS

  • Boston is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 17-19
  • Boston and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 55.6% of its games this season (20/36).
  • Houston has a 12-24 record against the spread this season.
  • 23 of Houston’s 36 games (63.9%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • Boston’s games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday’s matchup total (224 points) in 55.6% of opportunities (20 out of 36 matchups).
  • 13 Houston games this year (36.1% of its matchups) finished with a final total higher than Sunday’s point total of 224 points.
  • The Celtics have seen a 223.1 average over/under in their games this season, 0.9 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Rockets’ games have an over/under of 220.4 points this season, 3.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.
  • The average implied total for the Celtics this season is 112.9 points, 4.1 fewer points than their implied total of 117 points in Sunday’s game.
  • Boston has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (117) 13 times this season.
  • The Rockets’ average implied point total on the season (114.5 points) is 7.5 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (107 points).
  • This season, Houston has scored more than this game’s implied total of 107 points 16 times.
  • The Celtics are at the 20th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (111.9 PPG), while the Rockets allow the 22nd-fewest points per game (113.2) in the league.
  • The Celtics have totaled a total of 26 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 0.7 per game), while the Rockets have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 214 total points, -6 per game).

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Jayson Tatum, who contributes 25.1 points per game.
  • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson’s 8.3 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart’s 5.8 assists per game .
  • Kemba Walker is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, hitting 2.9 per game.
  • Boston’s steals leader is Smart, who grabs 1.7 per game. Robert Williams III leads the team averaging 1.6 blocks a contest.

Rockets Leaders

  • Christian Wood leads the team in both scoring (22.0 points per game) and rebounding (10.2 rebounds per game).
  • The Houston leader in assists is John Wall with 6.0 assists per game.
  • Eric Gordon makes more threes per game than any other member of the Rockets, averaging 2.6 treys per game.
  • Houston’s Victor Oladipo has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.5 per game and Wood is first in blocks with 1.5 per game.

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