Celtics vs. Thunder - 3/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (45-22) at Boston Celtics (39-27)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +2 -- Over/Under: 221 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSOK, CSNN
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics square off Wednesday at the TD Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 8.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24 points and 10.4 assists. Serge Ibaka grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for a bounce back after losing three of their last four games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.9 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.5 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Thunder are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 38-15-1 ATS in their last 54 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Boston and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Thunder are the better team here, and it also helps that OKC is catching the Celtics on the end of a back to back. The low line and the road team has to be the play here, as the Thunder have too much firepower for Boston to keep up with.