At 7:30 ET, the Celtics (-437) will host the Thunder (+334) in a non-conference matchup. The Celtics are favored by 9.5 points, and the over/under line is currently set at 230.5.

Entering this game, the Celtics (59-16) are on a two-game win streak and have the best record in the Eastern Conference. On the other side, the Thunder (52-23) are third in the Western Conference and third in the Northwest Division.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +9.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-115 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 19 threes.

Can Oklahoma City Pull Off a Road Win?

Oklahoma City’s ATS record on the road this season is 20-18, and they have gone 23-15 straight-up. As the underdog, they are 12-7 ATS on the road and 10-9 overall.

The Thunder are 43-32 ATS this season and have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. Today, they are 9.5-point underdogs.

Their O/U record for the season is 40-34-1, and 28 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s (230.5). This year, their games have averaged 233.2 points.

In their last game, the Thunder lost to the 76ers by a score of 109-105. The O/U line for that game was 219.5, and OKC was getting 3 points as the underdog.

Oklahoma City is currently 3rd in the Western Conference with a record of 52-23. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 33-16 and 19-7 against the East.

This season, the Thunder are the 4th highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 120.2 points per game. However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road, where they are 6th in the league at 117.5 points per game.

Oklahoma City’s offense has been efficient overall, as they are 2nd in field goal percentage at 49%. They have also been one of the best three-point shooting teams, leading the NBA with a 39% three-point shooting percentage.

When it comes to pace, the Thunder are 10th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 13th in the NBA with an average of 27 per game.

On defense, the Thunder come into the game ranked 12th in the league in points allowed at 113.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 108 points per contest (25th). Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.2% and 36.6% from three-point territory.

Are the Celtics Ready for a Home Win?

In their last game against the Hornets, the Celtics won by a score of 118-104. The O/U line for that game was 218.5 points. This improved their overall record to 59-16, which is the best in the Eastern Conference.

At home, the Celtics have an average scoring margin of +15.3 points per game. This season, they are 32-3 at home and have won 10 straight games. Currently, they are favored by 9.5 points against the Thunder.

Boston has a record of 38-34 against the spread this season, going 19-15 at home and 19-19 on the road. As the favorite, their ATS record is 36-33 and 57-15 straight-up.

This season, the Celtics have been favored in 72 of their 75 games. Their scoring margin as the favorite is +11.9 PPG. In non-conference games, Boston is 20-7 compared to 39-9 against the East.

The Celtics’ O/U record for the season is 38-36-1. Today’s line of 230.5 is just below their season average of 230.6 points per game. In their last two games, the Celtics have won as the favorite.

This season, the Celtics have been one of the top-scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 120.9 points per game (2nd). At home, they have been even better, averaging 123.3 points per game.

One of the keys to Boston’s offensive success has been their three-point shooting. They lead the league in both three-point attempts (42.6 per game) and makes (16.6 per game). Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc (2nd).

So far, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 74.7% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 48% (10th).

So far this season, the Celtics defense has been performing well, ranking 5th in the NBA at 109.4 points allowed per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Celtics defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.2% while allowing 34.8% from downtown.