Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 21

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 21, 2022, 5:13 PM
  • The Celtics (35-26) are -14.5 favorites vs. the Thunder (18-41)
  • Total (Over/Under): 215.5 points
  • Monday, March 21, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSOK & NBCS-BOS

The Boston Celtics visit Paycom Center to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EDT in Oklahoma City.

The Celtics are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -14.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Celtics are 36-33 against the spread, while the Thunder are 42-26 against the spread.

The Celtics vs Thunder Over/Under is 215.5 total points for the game.


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Celtics vs. Thunder Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Boston Celtics-14.5 -110O 215.5 -110-1400
Oklahoma City Thunder +14.5 -110U 215.5 -110775

Against the spread this NBA season, the Celtics have gone:

  • 36-33 against the Spread (-0.3 Units / -0.38% ROI)
  • 44-28 against the Moneyline (-6.1 Units / -3.45% ROI)
  • 33-38 against the Over for game total points (-8.8 Units / -11.11% ROI)
  • 38-33 against the Under for game total points (+1.7 Units / 2.15% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1Q Spread in 18 of their last 23 away games (+15.80 Units / 62% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 40 of their last 65 games (+12.53 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1H Moneyline in 16 of their last 19 away games (+12.47 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 4Q Spread in 20 of their last 31 games (+10.05 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1H Spread in 14 of their last 19 away games (+9.61 Units / 46% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 65 games (-18.55 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the Team Total Over in 26 of their last 60 games (-13.23 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 32 of their last 71 games (-9.75 Units / -12% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Thunder have gone:

  • 42-26 against the Spread (+13.4 Units / 17.15% ROI)
  • 20-51 against the Moneyline (+0.5 Units / 0.7% ROI)
  • 35-36 against the Over for game total points (-4.6 Units / -5.89% ROI)
  • 36-35 against the Under for game total points (-2.5 Units / -3.2% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the Spread in 42 of their last 68 games (+16.70 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 32 games (+12.10 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 13 of their last 16 games at home (+9.78 Units / 55% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the Game Total Over in 12 of their last 15 games (+8.70 Units / 53% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the 1H Game Total Over in 11 of their last 15 games (+6.73 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 1H Moneyline in 16 of their last 64 games (-20.07 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the Moneyline in 6 of their last 30 games at home (-15.85 Units / -51% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 1Q Spread in 28 of their last 71 games (-15.72 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 9 of their last 32 games (-14.80 Units / -43% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 14 of their last 38 games (-12.48 Units / -30% ROI)

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Boston Celtics: Keys to the Game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder: Keys to the Game vs. the Boston Celtics

The Thunder were 4-17 (.190) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Thunder are 8-18 (.308) when allowing 15 or more second chance points this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .468

The Thunder are 4-23 (.148) when allowing 110 or more points this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .274

The Thunder are 15-38 (.283) when allowing 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .458

Injury Report: Thunder vs. CelticsMonday‘s Game, Mar. 21

  • Josh Giddey (Thunder): Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said it will be a few weeks before the team knows how serious is injury is.
  • Ty Jerome (Thunder): The Thunder announced that Jerome will miss the rest of the season.
  • Kenrich Williams (Thunder): Williams hasn’t played since Feb. 14 against New York. A timetable for his return has not been announced.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder): Gilgeous-Alexander did not play in Sunday’s (Mar. 20) game against Orlando.
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Thunder): The Thunder announced that Robinson-Earl will miss at least six weeks with a fracture in his foot.
  • Derrick Favors (Thunder): Favors hasn’t played since Feb. 24 against Phoenix. No timetable for his return has been announced.
  • Mike Muscala (Thunder): The Thunder announced that Muscala will miss the rest of the season.
  • Luguentz Dort (Thunder): Dort hasn’t played since Feb. 12 against Chicago. A timetable for his return has not been announced.
  • Aaron Nesmith (Celtics): Nesmith did not play in Sunday’s game (Mar. 20) against the Nuggets.

Boston Celtics Offensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics had 20.6 free throw attempts per game last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Celtics are shooting 82% from the free throw line (773/946) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 77%

The Celtics averaged 1.33 points per shot (4,061 points/3,058 shots) in the second half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.28

The Celtics have averaged 10.5 offensive rebounds per game (1,244 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Oklahoma City Thunder Offensive Stats & Trends

The Thunder had an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4 (1,588 assists/ 1,108 TOs) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Thunder are shooting 42% (1,634/3,916) this season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 45%

The Thunder had an assist to turnover ratio of 1.3 (737 assists/ 570 TOs) in the second half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Thunder have averaged 1.13 points per shot (4,431 points/3,916 shots) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.23

Boston Celtics Defensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics have blocked 259 shots this season — 4th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have averaged 5.4 blocks per game (315 blocks/58 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Celtics blocked 374 shots last season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have blocked 633 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

Oklahoma City Thunder Defensive Stats & Trends

The Thunder have averaged 35.6 defensive rebounds per game (1,566 rebounds/44 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Thunder have averaged 35.6 defensive rebounds per game (4,134 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Thunder averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Thunder have averaged 6.8 steals per game (396 steals/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6


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