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(13-10) Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (14-9)
Date: Sunday December 11
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
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Two teams with championship hopes face of in Oklahoma City on Sunday night.
Both teams are coming into this game off loses and would like to start their week’s schedule with a win.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this year. Last year the two teams split the season series, with both teams winning on their home court.
The Celtics come into this game having won three of their last five games. They are coming off a loss however against the Raptors on Friday.
All Star point guard Isaiah Thomas has missed the last two games for the Celtics with a groin injury. He is official doubtful for the match up against the Thunder.
If Thomas is out Marcus Smart is really going to have to step up on both ends of the ball. He might be more important on the defensive end.
He is a good defender and for the Celtics to win he is going to have to slow down Russell Westbrook.
The big off season acquisition Al Horford is also going to have to have a huge game. He is averaging 15.3 points per game but has stepped up big since Thomas has gone out with injury.
The Celtics average 104.8 points and only give up 103.1 points per game.
On the road so far this season the Celtics are 8-5.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City has played well so far this season considering they lost Kevin Durant. and come into this match up with a 14-9.
The Thunder are led by Russell Westbrook and he comes into this game with 7 straight triple doubles. Even with those 7 straight triple doubles he has really struggled with his shot as of late.
During Friday’s game against the Rockets, Westbrook finished with a triple double but only went 8-25 from the field.
He is averaging 30.9 points per game but is only shooting 42 percent from the field.
Around Westbrook there is some good talent but it seems Westbrook doesn’t trust them yet and seems to have the ball in his hands most of the time.
The Thunder average 107 points per game but also give up 104.7 points on the defensive end.
At home this season the Thunder have protected home court well, going 9-5 this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-5 in BOS last 17 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in BOS last 10 road games.
- OKC are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- BOS are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings
- Both teams are 12-11 ATS this year.
Free Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
On paper these two teams are matched up pretty evenly when both teams are healthy. The loss of Isaiah Thomas for the Celtics really hurt them though.
I think Westbrook will have his way with the Celtics and get his shooting back on track.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OKC -4.5, small lean OVER.
It will be close but the Thunder come out on top.
NBA Free Score Prediction: OKC 109 – Boston 103
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