Celtics vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 27, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 27, 2021

The Boston Celtics (22-23) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (19-25) as double-digit, 10-point favorites after Jayson Tatum racked up 34 points in the Celtics’ 122-114 victory over the Bucks. The game airs on FS-OK at 9:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The point total is 219.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 27, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 27

Celtics:
Romeo Langford: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Tristan Thompson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Semi Ojeleye: Out (Side)

Thunder:
Darius Bazley: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Josh Hall: Day To Day (Knee),
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Day To Day (Foot)

Celtics and Thunder Records ATS

  • Boston is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 21-24
  • When favored by at least 10 points, the Celtics are 1-0 against the spread this season.
  • 25 of 45 Boston games this season (55.6%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Oklahoma City has topped the spread so far this season with a record of 24-19-1.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have often been held under the total points bet this season, only reaching the over in 45.5% (20) of their 44 games played.

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Scoring Trends

  • In Boston’s matchups this season, the Celtics and their opponents have gone over Saturday’s total of 219.5 points 30 times (66.7% of opportunities).
  • In Oklahoma City’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup total in 22 out of 44 matchups (50%).
  • On average, the Celtics have seen a 224 over/under in their games this season, 4.5 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 1.1 points more than the average over/under in Thunder’s games this season (218.4 points).
  • The average implied total for the Celtics this season is 113.5 points, 1.5 fewer points than their implied total of 115 points in Saturday’s game.
  • So far this season, Boston has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (115) 20 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Thunder (113.7) is 8.7 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (105).
  • Oklahoma City has scored more than 105 points in 24 games on the season.
  • The Celtics are at the 16th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (112.4 PPG), while the Thunder allow the 17th-fewest points per game (112) in the league.
  • The Celtics have totaled 37 more points than their opponents this season (0.8 per game on average), while the Thunder have been out-scored by 249 total points (5.6 per game average differential).

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Tatum, who puts up 25.0 points per game.
  • Tatum’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 28.5, 3.5 points higher than his season average of 25.0.
  • Marcus Smart leads Boston with 5.3 assists a game and Tristan Thompson paces the team with 8.4 rebounds per matchup.
  • Smart’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 3.1 higher than his season average of 21.4.
  • Kemba Walker is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, connecting on 2.9 per game.
  • Walker’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.4 shots lower than his season average of 2.9.
  • Smart leads the team with 1.5 steals per game. Robert Williams III collects 1.8 blocks a contest to pace Boston.
  • Smart’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Thunder Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has the top spot on the Thunder scoring and assist lists, tallying 23.7 points and 5.9 assists per game.
  • Darius Bazley collects all of the boards and is the Oklahoma City leader in rebounds, grabbing 7.5 per game.
  • Ty Jerome leads the Thunder in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Jerome’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.8 shots lower than his season average of 2.3.
  • Nobody on Oklahoma City grabs more steals than Theo Maledon (0.9 per game) or blocks more shots than Aleksej Pokusevski (1.0 per game).
  • Maledon’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.6 steals higher than his season average of 0.9.

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