Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 17-12. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 16-12. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of 1.9.
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Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Steven Adams averages 11.7 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 26.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Al Horford averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Thunder allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Boston averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Celtics allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 14-14-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 11-17-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 10-18-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/18/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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