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Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/24/14

Oklahoma City Thunder (33-10) at Boston Celtics (15-29)

NBA Basketball: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics +7.5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds

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The Boston Celtics will look to cool off Kevin Durant when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit tonight.

The Thunder will be looking to build on an impressive five-game win streak after taking down the Spurs by 111-105 on Wednesday thanks to a red-hot Kevin Durant who poured in 36 points for his ninth straight game of at least 30 points. Reggie Jackson provided Durant with plenty of support as well, matching a season high with 27 points to go with eight assists as the Thunder beat the Spurs for the third time this season to improve to 33-10 overall and 8-3 in the last 11 games overall.

Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/24/14

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On the other hand, the Celtics have lost 12 of their last 14 games but are coming off a nice 113-111 overtime victory over the Wizards. With Rajon Rondo back on the sidelines, Phil Pressey returned to the starting lineup and had himself a nice outing of 20 points, while Jared Sullinger added 14 points and 11 rebounds, but the Celtics leaned heavily on Jeff Green who delivered with a season-high 39 points on 14 of 26 shooting. With the win, Boston improve to 15-29 overall and 6-17 on the road where they had lost 10 straight before their win against the Wizards.

In ATS trends, the Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a win and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games.

 Head to head, the Thunder are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Boston.

I'm going to keep this one simple. The Thunder beat the Wizards by 119-96 back on Jan. 5 and while I'm not expecting a win by such a big margin, I would be surprised if the Thunder don't win and cover in this game, given the ridiculous form that Durant has been in lately.

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