Atlantic Division opponents square off when the Boston Celtics (23-25) host the Houston Rockets (13-34) at TD Garden, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, April 2, 2021. The Celtics are 9.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is set at 224 in the matchup.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Celtics vs Rockets Betting Odds
Injury Report as of April 2
Tristan Thompson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Semi Ojeleye: Out (Side)
David Nwaba: Day To Day (Wrist),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
John Wall: Day To Day (Knee)
|Spread Pick||Celtics (-9.5)|
|Total Pick||Under (224)|
|Prediction||Celtics 117, Rockets 105|
The model projects the Celtics to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (12.4 to 9.5).
In this game, the model projects a total (222.2 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (224 points).
Celtics Key Players
Celtics Player Props
- Jayson Tatum’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 37.5, 1.0 greater than his season average of 36.5.
- Tristan Thompson’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is listed at 7.5 rebounds, 0.9 rebounds lower than his season average of 8.4.
- Kemba Walker’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 2.8.
- Robert Williams III’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 1.6 blocks higher than his season average of 1.9.
Rockets Key Players
|Kevin Porter Jr.||10||15.9||2.8||5.8||0.9||0.5||1.4|
Rockets Player Props
- Christian Wood’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is listed at 28.5, 3.8 less than his season average of 32.3.
- John Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 32.5, 2.2 greater than his season average of 30.3.
- Eric Gordon’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
- Jae’Sean Tate’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals higher than his season average of 1.1.
- The Celtics are shooting 46.8% from the field this season, the same percentage the Rockets allow to opponents.
- Boston has a 17-9 record against the spread and an 18-8 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.8% from the field.
- Houston’s record is 12-11 against the spread and 12-11 overall when its opponents make more than 46.8% of their shots from the field.
- The Rockets have shot at a 43.7% clip from the field this season, three percentage points fewer than the 46.7% shooting opponents of the Celtics have averaged.
- Houston has compiled a 9-6 record against the spread and an 8-7 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 46.7% from the field.
- This season, Boston has a 10-3 record against the spread and a 10-3 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 43.7% from the field.
- The Celtics shoot 37.3% from three-point range, 0.3% higher than the 37% the Rockets allow to opponents.
- Boston has assembled an 18-8 record against the spread and a 19-7 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 37% of its three-point shots.
- Houston is 10-13-1 against the spread while putting up a 10-14 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 37.3% from downtown.
- The Rockets shoot 33% from three-point distance this season. That’s 4.3 percentage points lower than the Celtics have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.3%).
- Houston has an 8-6 ATS record and is 8-6 straight-up when the team hits more than 37.3% of its three-point attempts.
- Boston has a 10-7 ATS record and a 10-7 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 33% of its three-point attempts.
- The Celtics’ 12.9 made three-pointers per game this season are only 0.4 fewer made shots on average than the 13.3 per game the Rockets give up.
- Houston is 11-10-1 against the spread and 11-11 overall when it connects on more threes than its opponents, while Boston is 7-15 ATS and 8-14 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
- The Celtics are the 12th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Rockets allow the 14th-fewest makes from deep.
Celtics vs Rockets Stat Rankings
|Celtics Rank||Celtics AVG||Rockets AVG||Rockets Rank|
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