Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds & Game Analysis | November 20


By Lester Mackay | November 20, 2021, 1:37 am

The Boston Celtics (8-8) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-9) at TD Garden, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The Thunder are 10.5-point underdogs in the game.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder in which the Thunder are currently the pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Boston Vs. Oklahoma City Moneyline Betting Action

Celtics vs Thunder Moneyline Action
Celtics Thunder
Bet % 27% 73%
Stake % 43% 57%

Celtics stats and betting info

Betting trends for Boston

  • So far this season, Boston has put together a 9-7-0 record against the spread.
  • Six of Boston’s 16 games with a set total have hit the over (37.5%).
  • The Celtics have won six of the nine games they were favored on the moneyline this season (66.7%).
  • Boston has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -600 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probability for this matchup gives the Celtics an 85.7% chance to win.

Key players for Boston

  • Jayson Tatum: 25 PTS, 8.6 REB, 40.4 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (45-for-135)
  • Dennis Schroder: 17.3 PTS, 5.1 AST, 1.1 STL, 44.8 FG%, 32.4 3PT% (23-for-71)
  • Al Horford: 13.5 PTS, 8.3 REB, 2.1 BLK, 46.4 FG%, 28.1 3PT% (16-for-57)
  • Marcus Smart: 10.3 PTS, 5.2 AST, 2.4 STL, 37.8 FG%, 26.7 3PT% (20-for-75)
  • Robert Williams III: 10 PTS, 9.2 REB, 1.8 BLK, 73.4 FG%

Celtics Injuries: Robert Williams III: Out (Knee), Jaylen Brown: Out (Hamstring)

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Thunder stats and betting info

Betting trends for Oklahoma City

  • Boston is 9-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • Six of Boston’s 16 games with a set total have hit the over (37.5%).
  • The Thunder have been underdogs in 14 games this season and won five (35.7%) of those contests.
  • Oklahoma City has a record of 1-4 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +425 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 19.0% chance of a victory for the Thunder.

Key players for Oklahoma City

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 20.9 PTS, 1.1 STL, 40.6 FG%, 31.1 3PT% (33-for-106)
  • Josh Giddey: 9.7 PTS, 7.3 REB, 5.7 AST, 1.1 STL, 39.2 FG%, 22.9 3PT% (11-for-48)
  • Luguentz Dort: 16.6 PTS, 44.6 FG%, 29.2 3PT% (28-for-96)
  • Darius Bazley: 10.1 PTS, 1.2 BLK, 38.5 FG%, 29.5 3PT% (18-for-61)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 6 PTS, 43.9 FG%, 35 3PT% (14-for-40)

Thunder Injuries: Derrick Favors: Out (Rest)

Pick for Celtics vs. Thunder

Betting split data provided by regulated betting sites combined with an in-depth statistical analysis favors the Celtics to win over the Thunder.

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