The Boston Celtics (36-15) will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-20) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Celtics are on an eight-game winning streak but will have a tough battle upcoming against the Thunder.
Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder Head to Head
The Celtics own a 73-62 advantage in the all-time regular season series and have won the last four meetings, including a 134-129 home win in the most recent matchup on February 3, 2019.
Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder Stats
The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker who averages 22 points per game along with five assists per game. Enes Kanter leads Boston in rebounds with 8.2 per game. The Celtics score 112.7 points per game and allow 105.4 points per game. Boston shoots 46.4 percent from the field and brings down 45.4 rebounds per game as a unit.
The Thunder are on a five-game winning streak and will get home court advantage for this one. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages a team-high 19.5 points per game while Steven Adams tallies 9.2 rebounds per game. Chris Paul, one of the lone veterans of the group, averages 6.6 assists per game. The Thunder score 110.5 points per game and allow 107.8 points against per game. Oklahoma City shoot 47 percent from the field and snag 43.3 rebounds per game.
Since Thanksgiving, the Thunder’s 26-9 record is the best record of any Western Conference team. Its four-game winning streak entering play Saturday was the longest in the West.
This is a great battle between two teams that are on absolute fire. Both teams have won nine of their last ten games and have played spectacular basketball. The Celtics will have a hard time traveling to Oklahoma City though. The Celtics, although they’ve been winning, are keeping games interesting on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, took their last loss at home against Dallas and have performed way better on the road.
The Celtics enter Sunday’s game on a six-game winning streak. They rank No. 3 in the Eastern Conference.
Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder News
Missing players Celtics: Robert Williams (Hip) is out injured. Gordon Hayward (Foot), Kemba Walker (Knee), Jaylen Brown (Ankle) and Daniel Theis (Ankle) are questionable.
Missing players Thunder: No reports of injuries.
Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
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Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions
The Celtics average more points and allow less points. The Celtics should sneak by and win this one on the road. Jayson Tatum has been playing admirably well and should continue his hot streak going into this one as well. Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win and cover ATS 112-107.