Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/3/2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, February 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 4 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 33-18. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 109.3 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 33-19. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.4 points per contest and give up 105.5, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-22-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-24-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-25-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 30-22-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Paul George averages 27.6 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Al Horford averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.2 per game. The Thunder allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 13th in the league with 112.4 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Celtics are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Celtics surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.6 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics were 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game last season.
The Thunder are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 2nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Celtics are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 4th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +4
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