NBA Betting Predictions: Oklahoma Thunder vs Boston Celtics
Tonight at 8pm Eastern time the struggling Boston Celtics (4-7) host the red hot Oklahoma Thunder (11-2). BetDSI Sportsbook current NBA Live Betting Lines display the Oklahoma Thunder as -2 ½ point favorites over the Boston Celtics at home.
The Oklahoma Thunder have won six in a row with their most recent two days ago 104-92 at home against the New York Knicks. Shooting an impressive 34-71 from the field and hitting 7 of 18 three-pointers scoring wasn’t much of an issue for Thunder against the Knicks. However they turned the ball over an absurd 21 times in the course of the game and it is a good thing that New York matched them in their efforts turning the ball over 22 times.
Scoring was certainly no issue for Oklahoma and Kevin Durant who had a huge night for the Thunder putting up a game leading 28 points, blocking a shot, and grabbing two steals. Guard Russel Westbrook had a great all around game with 21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. Guard James Harden had a monster game coming off the bench with 24 points and 4 assists. Kendall Perkins will also be playing his first game back in Boston since being dealt in a trade late last year.
The Boston Celtics are struggling this season with only picking up four wins thus far. Two days ago they were beaten terribly 97-83 by the Indiana Pacers where they were outplayed all game. Against the Packers, Boston shot 32-83 from the floor and hit 5 of 15 three-point attempts. The Celtics turned the rock over 18 times and only managed 7 rebounds getting out-boarded by Indiana who had 11.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett can still score as they both has 21 points against the Pacers. Garnett also added 5 rebounds while Pierce tallied 3 assists and a blocked shot. Jermaine O’Neal is was a beast in the paint getting 12 rebounds and blocking 3 shots. Apart from those three good playing was thin for the Celtics that night as Ray Allen only mustered seven points, and Brandon Bass was third in scoring with ten points.
My NBA Betting Prediction: The Oklahoma Thunder are on fire while the Boston Celtics are fighting to try and stay relevent so far this season. I believe the Celtics will turn it around but with the way the Thunder has been playing take the fair -2 ½ point spread on Oklahoma over Boston.
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