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(17-12) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics (16-12)
Date: Friday December 23rd
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder -110, Celtics -110
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -5.5
NBA Betting Total: Off
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to the East Coast to take on the Boston Celtics this Friday in an East vs. West showdown. These are two of the top teams in their respective conferences, and both could use a victory to improve their standings.
The Thunder have been up and down so far in December, but they are coming off a victory. They defeated the Pelicans 121-110 in New Orleans on Tuesday, and are currently in 7th place in the Western Conference.
The Celtics have been on an impressive streak over the last week, winning three in a row. This will be the second game of a back-to-back as they will take on the Pacers in Indiana on Thursday. Boston is currently in 3rd place in the East.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder got back on the winning track on Tuesday in New Orleans.
They had struggled in December and had lost three of four games before Tuesday’s win. Russell Westbrook put on another amazing performance in that game, scoring 42 points and collecting 10 rebounds. He currently leads the NBA in scoring and ranks 2nd in assists.
OKC ranks 10th in the league in scoring with 106.5 points per game. They are 3rd in rebounding with 45.7 and 19th in assists with 21.7 per contest. Defensively, the Thunder allow opponents 105.1 points per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Russell Westbrook does absolutely everything for Oklahoma City and is having an MVP caliber season. He leads the team in scoring (31.3), rebounding (10.5), assists (10.8) and steals (1.3).
The Celtics have also gotten back to winning after struggling for a patch earlier in the month. Point guard Isaiah Thomas missed four games with an injury, and the team lost three of those.
Since his return, they have won three in a row including a 112-109 overtime thriller in Memphis on Tuesday. They will play the Pacers on Thursday for the first game of the back-to-back.
Boston is right in the middle of the pack offensively, scoring 104.3 points per game and ranking 15th in the NBA. They rank 27th in rebounding with 42.0 and 3rd in assists with 24.6 per contest. The Celtics are 10th in scoring defense, allowing 102.5 points per game.
Isaiah Thomas leads the Celtics with 26.6 points and 6.0 assists a night. Avery Bradley adds 18.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest. New Celtic Al Horford contributes 15.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Thunder are 4-1-1 ATS in last 6 games against Eastern Conference
- Celtics are 1-5 ATS in last 6 home games
- Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in last 5 games against NBA Northwest
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
This should be a fun game to watch with two do-it-all point guards battling each other. The battles down low will also be interesting with Al Horford taking on Steven Adams and Enes Canter.
These teams faced each other two weeks ago, and the Thunder won a 99-96 thriller.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder +5.5
I expect this one to go the same way.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 103 – Boston 101
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