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Westbrook's Dominance Leading to Covers for the Thunder

With another triple-double vs the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Russell Westbrook will reach eight in a row and pass Michael Jordan for the all-time lead in that regard. The Thunder can collect their seventh win in eight games when they host the C’s tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Celtics' last 17 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Thunder's last three games.
  • The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in their last six games after a loss.

The Celtics are coming off a disappointing loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday, as the squad shot 37.3 percent from the floor at home. Boston’s need for rebounding help is becoming more obvious by the day, and the team’s 29th ranking in defensive rebounding is leading to losses both on the court and at the betting window.

The club split the two-game series last season, with Boston earning a 100-85 win at OKC in their last meeting.

Tailing Oklahoma City during its current streak has been extremely profitable. The Thunder are 6-1 SU and ATS in their past seven tilts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Celtics betting line opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 209 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 110-103 win for the Thunder. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder currently sport a record of 14-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-11 ATS. The Boston Celtics are 13-10 and 12-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 10-12-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 8-15 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Boston injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Oklahoma City Thunder rated this week at No. 10 and the Boston Celtics sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 107.04 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 14 at 103.13 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 44.83% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston suffered a 101-94 loss against Toronto on Friday, getting 19 points from Avery Bradley in a losing effort at TD Garden.

Russell Westbrook scored 27 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, but the Rockets managed a 102-99 victory over the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 17 games
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at San Antonio, Wednesday, December 14th
Oklahoma City at Portland, Tuesday, December 13th

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