Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (19-25) vs Boston Celtics (21-23)
Game Info: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +10 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 24.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.7 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 road games. The over is 6-0 in Thunder last 6 home games. The Celtics are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Boston Celtics are in a bit of a letdown spot after beating the Bucks last night, and they're still an inconsistent team that's also failed to cover six straight games on the end of a back to back. The Oklahoma City Thunder have issues of their own, but at least they have the rest advantage here and they did beat the Celtics earlier this month as 6.5 point underdogs. The Celtics have been double-digit favorites only one other time this season. I'll take a shot with OKC and the free points.