Celtics get home game versus Thunder

The Boston Celtics have already lost both SU and ATS against the Oklahoma City Thunder this season as those two teams meet on the hardwood in NBA betting action at the sportsbooks on Friday night.

The Thunder topped the Celtics 119-96 and covered the 9-point spread at home in the first meeting of the season between the teams on January 5. Oklahoma City is 5-1 both SU and ATS in its last six games against Boston dating back to 2010.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 15-29 so far on the season, and 22-22 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 33-10 and 25-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 18-26 and the Thunder go 21-22 on the totals.

View Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Celtics sat as 7.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 197.5.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Thunder taking on the No. 24-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-89 win for the Thunder on Friday.

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Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 111-105 winner as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Thunder got a 36-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City handed San Antonio a 111-105 defeat on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Boston was a 113-111 winner in its last match on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 224 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston got 39 points from Jeff Green en route to a 113-111 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 1 in the league with 46.51 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.36 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 21 with 7.14 per contest.

A few Thunder at Celtics trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Boston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Boston is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, Saturday, January 25th
Boston home to Brooklyn, Sunday, January 26th

 

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