Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/14/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/14/22
Mon 14th November 2022

Expect a shootout when the Boston Celtics (10-3, 5-1 Home) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-7, 2-4 Away) on Monday. Oklahoma City is playing the second of a back-to-back after defeating the New York Knicks 145-135 at Madison Square Garden yesterday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way with 37 points and eight assists. The Thunder are the 12th seed in the Western Conference.

Boston won their sixth in a row on Saturday at Little Caesars Arena, beating the Detroit Pistons 117-108. Jayson Tatum had 43 points and 10 rebounds to lead the team. The Celtics are 0.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in second.

This is the first meeting of the season between the teams. Boston won both matchups between the teams last season, the last of which was a 132-123 triumph at Paycom Center on March 21. Tatum led the Celtics with 36 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Tre Mann had 35 points and seven rebounds in defeat.

The Thunder have been led this season by Gilgeous-Alexander, who is averaging 31.1 points per game, best in the league. Meanwhile, Josh Giddey is contributing 7.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game, placing him first and first in the NBA, respectively.

Tatum’s 32.3 points per game have powered the Celts on offense. He has the No. 1 scoring average in the NBA. Tatum also has averaged 7.2 rebounds per game, most in the league. Marcus Smart has tallied 7.0 assists per game.

The Celtics and the Thunder are averaging 119.5 and 115.8 points per game, respectively, two of the highest-scoring teams in the league. The Thunder have found success in recent visits to TD Garden, winning six of the last 10. Boston is looking for a fifth straight win at home this season.

Meanwhile, the Thunder lost the only prior game this season when playing two days in a row, which also saw them playing against a rested opponent. The Celtics are 1-0 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Oklahoma City is 6-4 with an average margin of +2.6 (117.5-114.9). Boston has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 119.1 points per game on average while holding opponents to 113.5 (+5.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Aleksej Pokusevski: 21.7 | 16.2 | +5.5
Points per game:
Aleksej Pokusevski: 14.3 | 9.4 | +5.0
Rebounds per game:
Josh Giddey: 9.2 | 7.3 | +1.9
Darius Bazley: 3.3 | 4.7 | -1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Sam Hauser: 14.6 | 10.1 | +4.5
Points per game:
Al Horford: 16.3 | 11.2 | +5.1
Rebounds per game:
Jayson Tatum: 5.2 | 7.2 | -2.0
Assists per game:
Marcus Smart: 9.6 | 7.0 | +2.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Boston Celtics -10.5 (-115)

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