Sunday, December 11, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 13-10. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 14-9. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.0 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Russell Westbrook averages 30.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 11.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Victor Oladipo averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Boston averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Celtics allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 107 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 56.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 23rd with 15.9 per game. The Thunder allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 107.4. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.7. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-13-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/09/16 PG Isaiah Thomas Groin doubtful Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4.5
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