NBA Betting Predictions: Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been on fire at home looking for their 11th straight win at home against a struggling Boston Celtics that is looking to avoid their fifth straight loss. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Thunder as large -480 favorites giving up -9 points to the Celtics.
Oklahoma City’s recent victory came on Monday a 101-93 home win over the New Orleans Hornets. The Thunder shot 45% from the floor and really let the 3-point attempts fly hitting 8 out of 26 total. They shot brilliantly from the foul line hitting 21-24 shots which played a huge factor in the win.
Forward Kevin Durant and Guard Russel Westbrook both tied with a game high 31 points with Durant grabbing 8 rebounds, 4 asssists, 2 steals while Westbrook notched 4 assists, and 2 steals. Serge Ibaka put up 9 points, 2 steals, blocked 3 shots, and tied Kendrick Perkins with a game high 13 rebounds. No particular scorer really shined on the bench, with the whole second unit putting up just 18 points.
Monday the Boston Celtics were brutalized on the road 89-73 to the Dallas Mavericks. With starting point guard Rajon Rondo out for throwing the ball at the referee the Celtics had difficulty moving the ball around as they only had 17 assists on the game to the Mavs 26. Boston hit only 29-74 shots from the floor for a low 39.2% scoring 20 points in only one of fourth quarters of ball.
Paul Pierce led the Boston Celtics in scoring with 20 points shooting above .500 from the floor, making 4 steals, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Ray Allen put up 15 points with 5 boards while Avery Bradley taking over PG duties put up 12 points, 2 assists. Mickael Pietrus from the bench led the Celtics with 12 rebounds and put up 6 points.
NBA Betting Prediction: The Boston Celtics could be without a laundry list of players: Rajon Rondo will finish his two game suspension, Kevin Garnett for “ personal reasons”, Brandon Bass with a knee ailment, and Jermaine O’Neal with a sprained left wrist, and Chris Wilcox out for a right adductor strain. Unfortunately for the Boston Celtics the Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the last teams you want to travel to with a vastly incomplete to attempt fixing a skid. I look for the Oklahoma City Thunder to win big.
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