Celtics vs. Rockets Prediction NBA Picks for Tonight 3/13

Celtics vs. Rockets Prediction NBA Picks for Tonight 3/13

The Houston Rockets will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Boston Celtics on March 13, 2023, at 8 p.m. EDT. The game will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics are currently second in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 47-21. Boston has gone 21-12 on the road this season and is eighth in the league for points allowed, holding opponents to only 112.4 points per game while shooting 46.6% from the field.

Jayson Tatum has been the Celtics' top performer, averaging 30.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. Al Horford has also been in great form lately, averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.

However, the Celtics will be without Danilo Gallinari, who is out with a knee injury. Payton Pritchard is day-to-day with an ankle injury, while Robert Williams III is out with a hamstring injury.

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have had a difficult season, with a record of 15-52 and currently sitting in 15th place in the Western Conference. The Rockets are 9-24 in home games this season and are fourth in the league for rebounds, averaging 46.4 per game, led by Alperen Sengun with 8.7 per game.

Jalen Green has been the standout player for Houston lately, averaging 16.1 points over the last 10 games. However, the Rockets have struggled to find form, losing eight out of their last 10 games, with their opponents averaging 121.7 points per game.

Betting Trends

According to KingPin.pro's betting trends, Boston is 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 games, while Houston is 4-6 against the spread in its last 10 games. The total has gone over in five of Boston's last seven games and in six of Houston's last nine games.

Injuries

The Celtics will be without Danilo Gallinari, while Payton Pritchard is day-to-day, and Robert Williams III is out with a hamstring injury. The Rockets have no players listed on the injury report.

Prediction

Despite the Rockets' rebounding strength, the Celtics' defense should hold them off. The absence of Gallinari will not affect the Celtics' performance significantly, and the team will still be able to secure a win against the struggling Rockets.

Pick: Boston Celtics (-7.5)

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