Our Expert presents a player prop pick, as well as a pick for the game between the Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics Monday evening. All of our odds are provided by BetUS.
- NBA – Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics
- Monday, November 22 at TD Garden, Boston, MA
- The game begins at 7:40 p.m. ET
- Broadcast live on NBC Sports Boston
- Stream on NBA League Pass
While tonight’s game between the 1-15 Rockets and the 9-8 Celtics might not be a game everyone will be flocking to their television to get up on NBA League Pass, I think this game has a good chance to be an entertaining one.
For a full preview, the latest odds, and free Monday Night Football picks for the game, read on:
Rockets vs Celtics Odds
Below are the latest Rockets vs Celtics odds as broadcast on BetUS, plus our preferred wager that’s currently featured on the BetUS prop market:
|Spread||+12 (-110)||-12 (-110)|
|Total Points||U213 (-110)||O213 (-110)|
|Extra Prop Market NFL Picks: Rockets’ Jalen Green O14.5 points||-105||n/a|
Rockets vs Celtics News
The Rockets enter this Monday cross-conference affair on a 14-game losing streak and are 0-10 on the road this season.
The Celtics enter riding a two-game winning streak, including a true dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night in LeBron James’ return to action.
Over the previous two games, Jayson Tatum has played some of his best basketball. He averaged 35 points per game on 50 percent shooting and 47.6 percent from three. It was almost a different Tatum. He was aggressive on the boards as well as driving to the hoop. I know it was just a two-game sample, and these are the stretches that make Boston fans fall for Tatum over and over again, but his aggressiveness was rewarded with two more free throws over his typical average of five.
Green has started to play more consistent level as of late, with just one single-digit scoring output, compared to three single-digit scoring nights in his previous five. He’s second on his team in scoring this season at 14.5 per game, behind only Christian Wood.
Wood has seen his numbers dip as of late, going from 19 points and 13 rebounds per game in his first nine games to just 12.6 and 8.9 over his last seven.
This is obviously a team that will be in contention for the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, but that doesn’t mean they can’t put together a performance that will test this rather inconsistent Celtics bunch.
The Celtics will likely get a lift from Robert Williams III in his return, so perhaps look toward a Christian Wood Points+Rebounds under.
Rockets vs Celtics Injury Report
Rockets: G Kevin Porter Jr (Questionable)
Celtics: G-F Josh Richardson (Questionable) | PG Dennis Schroder (Probable) | C Robert Williams III (Probable)
Rockets vs Celtics Picks
The Celtics are just 3-4 as a home favorite this season, while the Rockets are 5-4-1 as an away underdog.
If you’re looking for a bet on the total, the over is 4-6 when the Rockets are an away underdog and 4-3 when Boston is a home favorite.
The Celtics have been on a roll lately, having played perhaps their best game of the season Friday night against the Lakers. But I think the Rockets cover this double-digit spread. Green had his best game as a pro against the Celtics earlier this season, scoring 30 on 8-for-10 shooting from three.
Because of that, I think Green continues his stretch of good play and take O14.5 points, as he’s hit above that total in each of his last three games.