Celtics at Thunder - 11/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (4-4) at Oklahoma City Thunder (6-3)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -6 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSOK
The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder play Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Boston Celtics look for their second road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 101.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 97.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.9 points and 6.1 assists while Jared Sullinger is averaging 11.3 points and 8.5 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 3.1 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting just 29.1 percent from deep but are getting 47 points from their bench. The Celtics are forcing 18.8 turnovers per game, four more than league average. The Celtics have won 10 of their last 13 regular season games when scoring 100 or more points. Avery Bradley is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to pick up their fourth straight victory. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 113.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.2 points and 10.9 assists while Serge Ibaka is averaging 13.2 points and eight rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 2.8 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are grabbing 50.8 rebounds per game and are getting 76 points from their starting unit. OKC is also shooting 39.4 percent from deep, five percent above league average. The Thunder have won 10 of their last 14 regular season home games.
The Celtics are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Boston doesn't have enough offense to hang with a Thunder team that's starting to click even without Kevin Durant in the lineup. I like OKC to get the job done here and cover the reasonable chalk.