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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics Odds
The Celtics will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Thunder tip off at TD Garden on Friday in NBA play.
Supporters of the Thunder have seen them go 9-3 and 6-4-2 ATS so far this season, while the Celtics are at 6-6 and 3-7-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Celtics are 7-4-1, while the Thunder are 5-6-1.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Thunder listed as 3-point favorites earlier at SBG Global. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 194 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Celtics) and the No. 5 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-97 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 18 in the league with 41.6 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 7 with 7.9 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 90.5 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.
Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 117-111 result against the Clippers on November 21. The Thunder covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Clippers were burned for 35 points by Kevin Durant on Wednesday as the Thunder picked up a 117-111 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Celtics were a 112-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Boston got 22 points and 15 assists from Rajon Rondo in a losing cause in a 112-100 loss to San Antonio on Wednesday at TD Garden.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 9-1
After a win are 7-3
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Thunder at Celtics trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 24
Boston at Orlando, Sunday, November 25