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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder
January 2, 2024
Two of the best teams in the NBA will face each other on Tuesday night when the Boston Celtics travel to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to face the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Paycom Center with the game tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday night and will air on Bally Sports Oklahoma.
Boston enters this game in 1
place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-6 which also gives them the best record in the NBA and is on a six-game winning streak following a 134-101 win on the road against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. Boston is averaging 120.75 points per game which ranks 6
in the NBA while allowing the 3
fewest points per game with an average of 110.25 points per game. Jayson Tatum has been the best player on the team as he leads the Celtics in scoring and rebounds with an average of 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics will look to extend their winning streak to seven games when they travel to face the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Oklahoma City Thunder enter this game with a record of 22-9 which puts them in 2
place in the Western Conference and are on a four-game winning streak following a 124-108 win at home against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The Thunder have won by an average margin of 18.5 points per game during their winning streak.
Oklahoma City has been one of the highest-scoring teams in the league this season as they enter this game averaging the 4
most points per game in the NBA with an average of 121.29 points per game while also having an above-average defense as they are allowing an average of 112.74 points per game which ranks 11
in the league. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been one of the better players on the team as he is averaging 31.2 points per game which also is the 3
highest average in the NBA only behind Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic. The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 3-point favorites
on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Boston has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in five straight games in the series. The Boston Celtics are 16-14-2 ATS overall, 6-8-2 ATS on the road, and 15-14-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-8-1 ATS overall, 13-5 ATS at home, and 8-3-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Both teams are two of the top teams in their respective conferences, however, Boston has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Thunder have been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in five straight games while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 22-8-1 ATS overall and 13-5 ATS at home. Take the points with the Oklahoma City Thunder when they host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +3
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