Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets Preview 11/4/08
NBA Betting Preview
Boston Celtics (2-1) at Houston Rockets (3-0)
Tuesday, 8:35 pm Eastern
SBG Global Opening Line: Rockets - 2.5 , Total 179
Just how good are the Houston Rockets this year? We may find out on Tuesday as the Rockets host the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics. The Rockets look like serious contenders in the Western Conference this season with the addition of Ron Artest. The Rockets will get a real test on Tuesday against a Boston team coming off their first loss of the season.
SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Rockets at Home.
The Celtics swept the season series with the Rockets 2-0 last year. It was the first time since the 1990-91 season that the Celtics had swept the Rockets. The Celtics have a record of 6-4 against the Rockets since the 2003-04 season. Kevin Garnett led Boston scoring 24 points per game and pulling down 10 rebounds per game against the Rockets last season. Paul Pierce averaged 19.5 points to go along with 6.0 assists per game. The Rockets were led by Yao Ming who scored 19 points in his only appearance against Boston last year.
Here is a look at the NBA betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Celtics are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning record. The Celtics are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Southwest. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Celtics are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. the Western Conference. The Celtics are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Tuesday games. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.
The Rockets are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Rockets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. the Atlantic. The Rockets are 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
SBG Global Current Line: Rockets - 2.5 , Total 177.5
The Under is 8-1 in the Celtics last 9 road games. The Under is 4-1 in the Celtics last 5 Tuesday games. The Over is 9-3 in the Celtics last 12 vs. the Southwest. The Under is 5-2 in the Celtics last 7 overall. The Under is 5-0 in the Rockets last 5 Tuesday games. The Under is 4-0 in the Rockets last 4 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Under is 10-1 in the Rockets last 11 home games. The Over is 10-4-1 in the Rockets last 15 vs. the Atlantic. The Under is 10-4 in the Rockets last 14 overall. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Houston between the two teams.
Pick: Rockets 3 out of 5 units
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