Free NBA Hoops Pick: Thunder vs Celtics Lines
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45-22 (18-13 V) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics 39-27 (23-11 H)
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -3
NBA Betting Total: 221
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Both teams sitting in the 3rd seed in their respective conferences go at it as the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics get set for battle on Wednesday night.
While both teams won’t jump up to the 2nd spot, they’ll need to fend off the calvary behind them.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City holds just a 2.0 game lead over the Clippers, who continue to keep the pressure on the Thunder to win.
Why is this 3 seed so important? The 3rd seed will get the Spurs in the conference semis while the 4 seed will get the honor of playing Steph Curry and the Warriors. Yes, both are daunting tasks, but giving the Warriors another chance to get upset before you have to play them is a huge advantage.
The Thunder will certainly be tested as they hit the road for a 3 game road swing and will finish the season playing 10 of their final 15 on the road.
This season, OKC has gone 18-13 SU away from Oklahoma. However, backers haven’t been pleased with their performances as they have gone 11-20 ATS. The defensive struggles have been the biggest factor for them as they allow nearly 107 points per road contest.
Boston has been one of the major surprises this season in the NBA.
They currently sit in 3rd place, but have the Heat right on their heels tied with an identical record. Boston does come in off a loss to Indiana as they fell 103-98 last time out. Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, but like his teammates, his field goal percentage was horrendous.
Boston has used their home play to really skyrocket themselves up the East standings. The Celtics had won 14 in a row at one point inside the TD Garden and now hold a record of 23-11 inside there.
The Celtics have struggled though against the Thunder. They have dropped 5 of 7 overall and 2 straight.
NBA Betting Trends:
- OKC are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 10-4 in OKC last 14 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- OKC are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games.
- Over is 12-4 in BOS last 16 vs. Western Conference.
- BOS are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games.
- OKC are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Thunder and Celtics both need wins as they cannot afford to fall back into the 4th spot.
We know the Thunder would get the Warriors then, but the Celtics would run into the Cavaliers, who hit their stride on the latest road trip.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston +3
With home court, this Celtics team is completely different at home. They turn in a solid effort here and grab this one outright.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 108- Oklahoma City 104
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