|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Boston Celtics are at home on Tuesday at the TD Garden to take on the Houston Rockets.
The Celtics are 19-17 and seven in the East while the Rockets are 21-17 and eighth in the West. This is the only game that the two teams will have against each other during the regular season and is expected to be a tight game between two teams that are struggling to stick with playoff spots.
The Boston Celtics have won four games after rebounding back from a five game losing streak. The most recent game was a 115-111 overtime victory on Sunday against New York. The Celtics have gotten only 90.9 points per game this year.
There has been some talk about the potential for the Celtics to trade Rajon Rondo. The point guard is getting 10.2 assists in each game but has a massive salary hit. Paul Pierce continues to be a leader for the team with 18 points per game.
The Houston Rockets have a stronger offense than the Celtics. The Rockets are getting 97.2 points in each game. This is the tenth best number in the NBA. However, the team has lost three in a row after coming off of a four win streak. The last game for the Rockets was a 105-103 overtime loss on Sunday to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kevin Martin is getting 18.2 points per game and has an 89% free throw average. Kyle Lowry is close with an 86% free throw average as a part of his 15.8 points. Also, there have been stories on the potential for center Jordan Hall to return for the first time since February 17 but there is still no timetable for when he'd be back. Hill is getting 5 points and 5 rebounds off the bench.
According to the NBA odds, the Celtics are the -5 favorite for the game. Bets for both the Celtics and Rockets will have -110 payouts. The game has an over/under of 188.5 and no moneyline bets.