Celtics vs. Thunder Prediction
The Oklahoma City Thunder are searching for their first win after three straight losses to open the season. Will Oklahoma City finally get in the win column tonight when it hosts the Boston Celtics?
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena at 8:05PM ET
Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our College Football Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 215.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Boston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Celtics fall at home to Magic
Kyrie Irving paced all Boston scores with 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting in a 93-90 home loss to the Magic Monday night. He also had eight rebounds, five assists and two steals. Al Horford tallied 15 points, six boards and four assists. Gordon Heyward added 11 points, four caroms and three assists. The Celtics were outscored 27-19 in the first quarter, which set the tone for the game.
Thunder remain winless
Oklahoma City suffered a 131-120 loss at home to Sacramento last game as Russell Westbrook returned to action after knee surgery. Westbrook had a game-high 32 points on 13-of-23 shooting with 12 rebounds and eight assists in 35 minutes. Paul George contributed 29 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Dennis Schroder had 14 points, eight assists and four rebounds off the bench. Hamidou Diallo had 11 points, two assists and two steals. Steven Adams added 14 points, 10 rebounds and two steals.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 5-0 in the last five Celtics games following a straight up loss. Boston is 3-0-1 in its last four meetings at Oklahoma City.
The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight up loss. The under is 6-0 in the last six OKC games following a straight up loss at home.
Boston is well-coached, plays strong defense and is facing a team that just lost by double-digits to lowly Sacramento at home. Not a good situation for the Thunder, although more games with Westbrook should start yielding successes. But tonight I like the Celtics to take advantage of the Thunder being in the midst of struggles.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -1