Sunday, November 15, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, November 15, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 4-4 and a road record of 1-1. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 6-3 and a home record of 4-1. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 113.3 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of 8.8.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Marcus Smart averages 9.8 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 32% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 10.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Serge Ibaka averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Boston averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.9 per game. The Celtics allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 19.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 113.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 57.8 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 27th with 17 per game. The Thunder allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Thunder force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-5-0 against the over/under
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Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
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Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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