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Thunder Trending Up Against Celtics

The Oklahoma City Thunder has beaten the Boston Celtics in each of the past five meetings between the two teams with OKC posting a 4-1 ATS record in that span. The two teams meet once more Sunday when the Thunder host the Celtics.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Celtics past six games.
  • The Thunder have the third best point differential in the NBA.
  • The Celtics are shooting just .291 from beyond the arc this season.

With Kevin Durant down, Russell Westbrook has taken over for the Thunder. Westbrook has back-to-back triple-doubles in the past two games, while posting a double-double in his past six. During the Thunder’s current three-game winning streak, they are outscoring opponents by an average of 20.7 points per game.

The Celtics started the season poorly, but have since gone 3-1 SU in their past four. Injuries in the backcourt are hindering the Celtics though, as the team has gone five games without both Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley in the lineup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Oklahoma City Thunder installed as -6.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 209.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 108-107 victory for the Celtics. 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 bring a 6-3 record (5-4 ATS) to the battle against the 4-4 Boston Celtics, who are 4-4 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Oklahoma City Thunder go 4-5 so far and the Boston Celtics go 3-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Boston injuries news.

The Thunder - Celtics betting odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power rankings. Oklahoma City is rated No. 6 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Boston Celtics sit at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense averaging 113.33 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 8 at 97.38 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.71% so far, more than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Boston on Friday, leading the Celtics to a 106-93 victory over Atlanta at TD Garden.

Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and chipped in with 21 rebounds for Oklahoma City on Friday, leading the Thunder to a 102-85 victory over Philadelphia at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Houston, Monday, November 16th
Oklahoma City at Memphis, Monday, November 16th

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