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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-41) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics (32-29)
Date: Tuesday, April 27th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
On Tuesday, April 27th the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics meet for the second and final time this season. The Celtics won the initial match on March 27th by a score of 111-94.
The Celtics hold the all-time record between the clubs with 75 of 138 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with each squad taking one contest.
Oklahoma City Thunder
In the inaugural season of the Thunder 2008-09, the team suffered a 14-game losing streak and hasn’t come close to a run that long until now.
They enter the match tonight with the potential of setting a new low-bar if they lose to extend the streak to 15 games.
The Thunder are invested in amassing as many losses as possible to drop further down the ladder and increase their odds of landing the top draft pick.
Yet, will head coach Mark Daigneault and VP Sam Presti emphasize losing over saddling the Thunder with this franchise record that will carry forward with them?
We’ll get a tip based on who dresses for OKC who lost to the 76ers on Monday who didn’t dress Luguentz Dort on Monday.
Because the 76ers had lost four games in a row they elected to play their top guns with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris all participating.
Ty Jerome was the top point producer for OKC with 22 points while Darius Bazley (14), Moses Brown (11), and Theo Maledon (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Lu Dort (hip) is questionable while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis), Josh Hall (knee), Mike Muscala (ankle), Gabriel Deck (not with the team) are all expected to be out.
The Celtics followed up a six-game winning streak by losing three of their last four games. Jaylen Brown has been sorely missed but even in his return, the team got blown out by the Hornets (125-104).
Making matters worse the Hornets were missing several core contributors and still outplayed Boston.
Brown and Kemba Walker were the top Celtics’ scorers with 20 points each. Brown added eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals while Walker added six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
Jayson Tatum registered a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds while Marcus Smart was the other double-figure scorer with 17 points.
Tatum is out with an ankle sprain while Walker also won’t play Tuesday. Walker felt a pain in his side during the second quarter of the Hornets match and while he finished the game they won’t take any chances and rest him on Tuesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Celtics are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games.
- The Celtics are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone under in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games.
- The total has gone under in 11 of Boston’s last 13 games at home.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Something tells me Dort will play and this iteration of the Thunder will try to not establish the worst losing streak in history.
They still might not be able to win but they’ll keep it closer than 13.5 points. If Dort is out then strike that prior statement and go all-in on Celts.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder +13.5
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