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  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics expert tips for Thursday, 3rd April
  • Tip-off is at 10:30 AM AEDT at TD Garden, Boston
  • Potential Finals preview, as Oklahoma City Thunder visit league leaders Boston Celtics
  • Celtics favored to win and level the season series 1-1

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 


A preview to a possible NBA Finals match-up takes place Thursday (Australian time) when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are predicted to win and even up the season series 1-1.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder Form
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Team News
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  • Boston Celtics Team News
  • Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 FAQ’s

The Thunder are in a three way fight for top seed in the West together with Denver and Minnesota. They are currently half a game back from Denver in first and with three games remaining on this road trip will finish the regular season with a 4 game home stand. 

Boston are way out front as top seed in the league with 59 wins heading into this game, 6 clear of Denver on 53 wins and 7 clear of the Thunder on 52. 6 of their remaining 7 games will be at TD Garden starting with this top level match-up against OKC who claimed a tight win at home over the Celtics back in January. 

This is a perfect opportunity for both teams to test their structures and rotations heading into the Play-Offs. The W isn’t as important for the Celtics as they have the 1 seed pretty much wrapped up so it is a possible scenario that they are more focused on getting stuff on tape against a possible Finals opponent. With that said it is hard to go past the current form of the Celtics who have won 11 from their past 13 and two in a row heading into this one. I’m backing them in to cover and SGA to show up!

  • Boston rank 2nd in Opponent FG% allowing 45.3% on average this season
  • The Celtics have the number 1 rank in 3pt FG’s attempted and made
  • Boston score at the 2nd best rate in the league averaging 120.9 pts per game
  • Shai Gilgeous Alexander scored over 30 in his previous 3 games against Boston

Head to Head 


2023-24 Match Results:
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Jan 24OKC127-123BOS

2022-23 Season Series: 

The Series was split 1-1 with each team winning on their home court. OKC have covered in 8 of the last 10 with 4 of those games being double digit underdogs. The Over has hit in 8 of the last 10 games.

Oklahoma City Thunder Form


OKC were narrowly defeated by Philly yesterday in the first game of this back to back. Prior to that they had won two in a row against the Suns and Knicks. 

The Thunder average 120.4 pts per game but are struggling on the defensive end compared to other top tier teams giving up 113 to their opponents on the season. 

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News


Oklahoma are yet to enter their injury report following their game yesterday.

Boston Celtics Form


Heading into this match-up Boston have won two in a row quite comfortably. Prior to that though the Celtics had a hard time in Atlanta with back to back losses against a resurging Hawks outfit.

The Celtics are in fine scoring form at the moment following a few blips on the radar through the start of 2024. They are averaging 120.9 points per game and are league leaders in 3 pointers attempted and made. 

Boston Celtics Team News


Jaylen Brown is questionable for this game.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 FAQ’s

How to watch Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA game 2024?

You can watch the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 game via Kayo Sports or the NBA Game Pass App.

What time does Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 start?

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 starts at 10:30 AM AEDT.

Verdict

The trend with these teams is the home team winning. I can see a narrative whereby the Celtics focus more on structure and scheming than the win but i have trouble seeing the players letting this one getting away from them. Celtics to cover with OKC having a dip in form on the defensive end. 

SGA has been on fire against Boston in recent years. Take him Over if he plays.
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