Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics - 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 -5.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics invade the Chesapeake Energy Arena to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
The Celtics have won three of their last four games and are coming off an impressive 106-93 win over the Hawks. Isaiah Thomas was inserted into the starting lineup and poured in a game-high 23 points to go with 10 assists while Amir Johnson scored 19 points with a full line. Kelly Olynyk chipped in with 15 points off the bench and Jared Sullinger double-doubled with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Celtics won despite shooting just 40.8 percent from the field because they worked hard to get extra possessions, outrebounding the Hawks by 50-35 while committing just 10 turnovers to the Hawks' 16. It was a very encouraging win for the Celtics who are now 4-4 on the season and 3-3 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder will be going for a fourth straight win after taking care of the winless 76ers in a 102-85 blowout on Friday. With Kevin Durant injured on the sidelines, Russell Westbrook took it upon himself to carry the team and he did that with style, racking up his second straight triple-double, scoring 21 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists in just 35 minutes. Dion Waiters enjoyed extra court time and chipped in with 14 points off the bench while Anthony Morrow enjoyed a rare start and had a season-high 12 points. Durant has been seen taking shots in warmups but the Thunder are showing extra caution with him so he won't even be evaluated for another few days.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games following a win, while the Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
Head to head, the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
You never ever feel safe putting any money against Westbrook, but I really do think that the Celtics can come into town and cause the upset tonight given how good they've looked in recent games.