Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (39-24) at Boston Celtics (42-20)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -5 -- Over/Under:

TV: FSAZ, FSWI

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.3 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.7 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 11 of their last 12 road games.

The Boston Celtics need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 23.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and five assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost three straight home games.

The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Boston and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.

The Boston Celtics play their best ball at home where they're one of the better teams in the league, but they're still banged up and it's led to some odd results these last couple of weeks. The Oklahoma City Thunder have not only won 11 of their last 12 road games, but they're 22-8 against the spread on the road. Blindly backing OKC on the road this season has you ready for retirement. Not going against what's worked all year.

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.