Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Parlay 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 103.0 points per game while giving up 93.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per contest and giving up 95.7, which is a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 7-1-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
10/15/17 F Marcus Morris Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kyrie Irving averages 21.8 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%. Al Horford comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Russell Westbrook averages 19.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.9 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Paul George has scored 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 93.8 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 20.6 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Boston averages 103 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.25 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 47.1 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 95.7 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.3 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 41.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 19 per contest this year. Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.86. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.3. The Thunder are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.7.
The Celtics are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Boston is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Thunder are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 28th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5 and under 205 total points
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