Rockets vs. Celtics NBA Odds & Picks: Big Money Taking Boston at Home (Friday, April 2)

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  • The Rockets might be in line for a top pick in the 2021 draft, but they have covered two of their last three games.
  • Sharp action is backing the Celtics as heavy favorites on Friday night, though, as Michael Walton explains.

NBA Odds: Rockets vs. Celtics

Celtics Odds -11.5
Rockets Odds +11.5
Over/Under 223
Time | Channel 7:30 p.m. ET | League Pass

The Celtics face off with the Rockets in Boston on Friday night, looking to avoid their third straight loss as they adjust to their new-look, post-trade deadline roster.

Boston is coming off of a five-point loss to Luka Doncic (36 points on 11-for-15 shooting) and the Dallas Mavericks, and though it hurts their against the spread (ATS) home record, they still sit at a solid 12-10 ATS at TD Garden heading into Friday night.

Houston has lost four of their last five games, with their last win being a 12-point road win over the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves last Saturday. Houston actually shot an impressive 50% from the field in their 12-point loss to the Nets on Wednesday.

The Rockets have actually covered in two of their last three games, so there is reason to believe they stand a chance of covering a double-digit spread. But our latest PRO Report shows that sharp bettors are seeing value in backing Boston on Friday. 

NBA Picks: Rockets vs. Celtics

Sharp Action

The line for Friday’s  Rockets vs. Celtics game opened up at Celtics -9.5 before it was pushed up to -11.5 ahead of Friday evening.

Since this morning, there has been an Action Labs Bet Signal triggered on Boston. This is a clear indicator of the sharp action backing Boston.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 52% of bettors backing the Celtics have generated 90% of the money wagered on Friday’s matchup. That 38% disparity is a sign of the wise-guy action siding with Boston on Friday night.

PRO Report Pick: Celtics -11.5

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