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Thunder vs Celtics Betting Matchup Report

Boston CelticsOklahoma City Thunder
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

15-16TEAM RECORD25-7

The Thunder will be trying to slam the Celtics on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Chesapeake Energy Arena in NBA betting action.

The Celtics will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 13-18 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 17-15 ATS. Boston is 12-19 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 16-16.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Celtics, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-95 victory for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 102.2 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 2 at 87.5 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 94 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

The Celtics were an 89-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (162) made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston got 20 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 89-73 against the Mavericks on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Oklahoma City was a 101-93 winner in its last match at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 194 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New Orleans was victimized by Russell Westbrook for 31 points as the Thunder defeated the Hornets 101-93 in NBA action on Monday.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 10-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Celtics at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Cleveland, Tuesday, February 28
Oklahoma City home to LA Lakers, Thursday, February 23