Rockets vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/21

Rockets vs Celtics Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/21

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Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets - Prediction KingPin Pro

Houston, TX; January 21, 2024, 5:00 p.m. CST

Spread: BOS -9.5
Over/Under: 229.5

Game Overview

The Boston Celtics clash with the Houston Rockets on January 21, 2024, at the Toyota Center. The Celtics, strong on the road, face the Rockets, who aim to cover the spread at home. Get detailed insights into team stats, player matchups, recent performances, and injury updates.

 

Team Statistics

Boston Celtics

With a record of 32-10 (12-9 away), the Celtics, led by Jayson Tatum, have been dominant. Tatum's scoring prowess and the Celtics' road success make them favorites.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets, at 19-21 (15-6 at home), rely on Alperen Sengun's impressive performances. The Rockets look to capitalize on their home court advantage against the formidable Celtics.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Al Horford and Jrue Holiday are questionable for the Celtics, while Tari Eason is out for the Rockets, with Reggie Bullock Jr. also doubtful for the upcoming matchup.

 

Recent Performances

Boston Celtics

The Celtics suffered a narrow loss to the Nuggets but have been consistently strong. Jayson Tatum's leadership remains a key factor for the team.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets faced a loss against the Knicks but aim to bounce back against the Celtics. Alperen Sengun's contributions will be crucial for the Rockets.

 

Prediction

Expect the Houston Rockets to cover the +9.5 points spread against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics, while strong on the road, might face resistance from a determined Rockets team. Considering the Celtics' average road winning margin of 4.6 points, the Rockets have a good chance to cover the spread at home.

Pick: Houston Rockets +9.5

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