Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 99.8 points per contest while giving up 98.5 per game. The Thunder have an overall mark of 0-3. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 104 points per contest and give up 115.7, which is a point differential of -11.7.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/22/18 C Aron Baynes Hamstring is questionable
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving averages 16.5 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Paul George averages 25.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Dennis Schroder averages 14.3 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 28% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Boston averages 99.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 115.7 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 50.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game. Oklahoma City is 27th in the league with 104 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -11.7. They shoot 24% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 49.3 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Thunder are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Celtics are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.3, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 26th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Boston is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 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 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.3, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
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