Thunder vs Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 14 (Scorching Hot Offenses Meet in High-Scoring Battle)
Thunder vs Celtics Game Info
2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Oklahoma City Thunder (6-7, 2-4 Away) vs. Boston Celtics (10-3, 5-1 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: TD Garden — Boston, MA
Coverage: NBA TV
The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Monday with a thrilling matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics. The Thunder got by the New York Knicks by a score of 145-135 on Sunday. Josh Giddey finished with a triple-double and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dropped 37 points.
Meanwhile, the Celtics took care of business against the Detroit Pistons in a 117-108 road win on Saturday. Jayson Tatum's big night (43 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists) guided Boston to its sixth win in a row. Marcus Smart helped pave the way with 10 assists in what was another stellar offensive showing by the C's.
Thunder vs Celtics Odds & Spread
All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: OKC: (+460) | BOS: (-620)
Spread: OKC: +11.5 (-108) | BOS: -11.5 (-112)
Total: 228.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Celtics enter this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 228.5, which is among the highest of Monday's projected totals.
Thunder vs Celtics Prediction & Pick
The Thunder showed what they are capable of accomplishing when their young players are at the top of their game. Oklahoma City shot an impressive 62.5% from the floor and 54.8% from beyond the arc on Sunday. They are still a work in progress, though, which cannot be said about the Celtics this year.
Boston ranks first in the NBA in both offensive efficiency and points per game (119.5). The Celtics also rank second in shooting percentage (48.4%) and have an opportunity to ball out against a Thunder defense that is allowing 115.5 points per game (No. 22 in NBA).
Boston is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 games against Oklahoma City, so I'll back the Celtics at home.
Final Score Prediction: Thunder: 111 | Celtics: 121
Thunder vs Celtics Betting Trends
- Oklahoma City is 2-8 straight up in its last 10 games against Boston.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Oklahoma City's last nine games.
- Boston is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Boston's last seven games against Oklahoma City.
Thunder vs Celtics Best Bet
As mentioned above, these are two offenses capable of running up the score on any given night. Oklahoma City gets the job done down low, averaging the most points in the paint of any NBA team (57.4). Meanwhile, Boston relies on the long ball and shoots 39.0% from beyond the arc (No. 3 in NBA).
The total has hit the over in seven of Oklahoma City's last nine games as well as in five of Boston's last seven games. In the last seven head-to-head games between these teams, the over has hit five times. The Thunder will look to keep this game moving at a fast pace, so expect a high-scoring affair.
Bet: Over 228.5 Points (-110)
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