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Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Sunday February 3, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Boston Celtics -3 -- Over/Under: 227
TV Channel
ABC
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NBA | Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 114.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 27.6 points and eight rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.5 points and 10.9 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won six of their last eight road games.

The Boston Celtics look for a statement win after winning eight of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.6 points and 6.9 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Brown is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 12 of their last 13 home games.

The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Northwest, 36-17 ATS in their last 53 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 overall. The over is 10-2 in Thunder last 12 overall.

The Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder back in October and have won the last three meetings against them overall. The Thunder are playing their best ball of the season during this seven-game winning streak and are winning by an average of 9.2 points in their last five games. The Boston Celtics are winning by an average of 14 points in their last five games, and they're outscoring teams by an average of 11 points at home this season. You could make a case for either side here, but the Celtics are a scary good basketball team when they have their offense clicking the way it is right now. The balance and depth is what puts the Celtics over a team like the Thunder who depend so heavily on two guys. At home, I'll lay the bucket with the Celtics.

Pick:
Boston Celtics -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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