Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 45-22 and a road record of 18-13. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Oklahoma City is 11-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 31-11. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 39-27 and a home record of 23-11. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 4.2. Boston has a division record of 8-5 and a conference record of 26-17. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 28 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Oklahoma City averages 109.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Boston averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Thunder average 110.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 112.6 and a defensive rating of 105.5. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Celtics score 106.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.1 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 102.7. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-37-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-37-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-29-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 33-32-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/14/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Indiana
03/13/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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