While winning the conference title is one of the goals of every team in the NBA when heading into the new season, the fact of the matter is that most would gladly settle for a playoff spot. Finishing in the top 4 is a pretty decent secondary prize, as it assures home court advantage for at least the opening round of the postseason. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics are both sitting quite pretty in the third seed of their respective conferences at the moment, and with the regular season winding down, it’s beginning to look as though they both might well end up finishing in that spot. You don’t take anything for granted in this league, though, and both will know that they have to finish the season strong in order to maintain their current high standing. These two will hook up in Boston on Wednesday night in what should be a very good pro hoops odds match-up.
How To Bet The OKC Thunder Vs Boston NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder
For the majority of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder (45-22) have been trucking along comfortably in third place behind the Warriors and Spurs, but their recent form has taken something of a serious dip. They are just 4-6 in their last 10 games, and some of the leaders on the team are starting to question the heart of this squad with the playoffs looming. This will be the second meeting of the season between these two teams, and while the Celtics took the first one in rather comfortable fashion, it’s worth noting that OKC had won the previous 5 meetings before that loss. The Thunder are 18-13 on the road, but only have a .500 record versus teams with a winning record. OKC are averaging 109.8 PPG, and are giving up 102.9 PPG.
Why bet on the Boston Celtics
It’s easy to describe the Celtics (39-21) as one of the surprise teams of the year, but no-one is really surprised by what they are doing at this stage of the season. Boston are currently in the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference, and their 7-3 record in the last 10 games suggests that they have what it takes to stay there. This will be their second game in consecutive nights, as they have to head to Indiana to face the Pacers on Tuesday night. This will be the second time in the past couple of weeks that they will have played back to back games like this, and they won the first and lost the second game the last time it happened. The Celtics are averaging 106.1 PPG, and are giving up 101.9 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Thunder are just not playing very good ball at the moment, but most NBA fans see this as a minor slump more than anything else. We are all waiting for them to break out of it, and I think that will happen on Wednesday night with a win in Boston.
Oklahoma City Thunder 106 Boston Celtics 103