Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Friday January 30, 2015. At 7:30 PM EST.
The (32-14) Houston Rockets of the Western Conference Southwest Division makes the trip from Space City to the Bay State. Houston will play the (16-28) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at TD Garden in historic Boston, Massachusetts. This Sports Handicapper believes the Houston Rockets are forming into a Championship caliber team. Boston is young and talented but needs a little more experience. The betting line has Boston as a six-point home underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 206 for Friday Night’s game.
The 2015 Houston Rockets have won four of five straight up, their latest a 99-94 home win against Dallas on January 28th. Houston is trailing division leaders Memphis in the Southwest. The Rockets will be without All-Star Center Dwight Howard for a few more games with a knee and ankle injury. Howard didn’t make the trip to Boston. Shooting Guard James Harden leads the team in scoring at twenty-seven points per game and is making a statement for the league’s Most Valuable Player award. The Rockets visit Detroit on the 31st before heading home to play Chicago on February 4th. Houston may play with a small lineup to compensate for Howard being out. The betting odds under the total is 5-1 Houston last six against a team with a losing straight up record. Houston is 10-3 Against The Number their last thirteen in Boston. The Houston Rockets are 7-3 their last ten Free NBA Point Spread Predictions overall going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under three times. Houston Point Guard Patrick Beverley is in his third season and improving each game, Beverly must continue to grow as a player on and off the court.
The 2015 Boston Celtics lost at Minnesota 110-98 in the final game of a West Coast road trip. Boston beat Portland and Denver in back to back night’s which was impressive. The Celtics went 3-0 in the six when holding the opposition under the century mark. Boston is in third place in the Atlantic, fourteen games out of first place. Newly acquired veteran point Guard Jameer Nelson is the team’s leading scorer at 20 points per contest for the new look Celtics. The betting odds under the total is 5-0 Boston last five at home following a road trip of a week or more. Boston is 5-1 Against The Point Spread their last six following an ATS loss. Boston is 3-10 Against The Number the last thirteen between the teams at “THE GARDEN”. Center Kelly Olynyk is out for a while with an ankle injury. The Boston Celtics are 3-7 Against The Spread their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six. The key to a Boston win is to play tight defense of Harden and feed the post, without Howard the Rockets don’t have a proven shot-blocker.
Free Pick: Houston-6.