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Celtics home to Thunder in NBA betting action

Oklahoma City ThunderBoston Celtics
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | TD Garden

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics Odds

11-2TEAM RECORD4-7

Oklahoma City pays a visit to Boston on Monday, hoping to send the Celtics to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at TD Garden.

Boston will face the 11-2 Thunder, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Celtics are 4-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunder are 5-8 favoring the OVER.

View Oklahoma City vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Celtics are listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Celtics and the No. 7-rated Thunder in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-92 win for the Thunder on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 15 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 6.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 95 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Oklahoma City was a 104-92 winner in its last match at home against the Knicks. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 196 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oklahoma City got 28 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 104-92 victory over New York on Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 97-83 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Celtics endured a 97-83 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Kevin Garnett at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing New York are 3-7
After a win are 9-1

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Thunder at Celtics trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Washington, Wednesday, January 18
Boston home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 18

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