Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Boston Celtics Prediction

The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Tuesday, January 02, 2024, at 06:00 PM ET at the Paycom Center (Oklahoma). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

Match Prediction Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder

This game is a tough one to pick, as both teams have been playing well recently. However, I give the slight edge to the Celtics at home. They have a more talented roster and have been playing better defense lately. I think they will win by 7-10 points.

Final Score: Boston 120, Oklahoma City 113

Key Players

  • Boston: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart
  • Oklahoma City: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Luguentz Dort


  • Boston: Malcolm Brogdon (out, hamstring), Danilo Gallinari (out, knee), Robert Williams III (questionable, knee)
  • Oklahoma City: Aleksej Pokusevski (out, leg), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (out, ankle)

Head to Head

  • All-time: Celtics lead 41-25.
  • Last 10 games: Celtics lead 7-3.
  • Last 5 games: Split 2-2.
  • Points per game: Celtics average 112.8 points, Thunder average 107.3 points.

Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder (15-21) travel to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics (26-11) in a battle between two teams heading in opposite directions. The Thunder have lost six of their last seven games, while the Celtics have won six of their last seven.

The Thunder are led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is averaging 30.8 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game. Josh Giddey is also having a solid season, averaging 15.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game.

The Celtics are led by Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 30.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is also averaging over 25 points per game, putting up 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Boston -550, Oklahoma City +390
  • Spread: Boston -10.5, Oklahoma City +10.5
  • Over/Under: 229.5

FAQs for Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Why Boston Celtics is so good this year?

The addition of Kristaps Porzingis has brought a new dimension to the team, providing versatility on both ends of the court. Derrick White has been a revelation for the Celtics, making an All-Star-caliber leap and contributing on both ends of the floor.

How many fans does the Boston Celtics have?

Boston Celtics number of Facebook fans/Twitter followers 2012-2023. Since March 2021, the number of Twitter followers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise Boston Celtics has been on the rise, reaching 4.16 million in October 2023.

What are the most points the Oklahoma City Thunder scored in a game?

150 points is the most the Thunder have ever scored in a game.

What is the nickname of the TD Garden?

Including its present name, the TD Garden has had 33 different names. Celtics players dubbed it “The Jungle” during the team’s 2002 playoff run.

Who is the Boston Celtics best player?

Bill Russell. Bill Russell’s 11 NBA titles is more than anyone else in the history of the league, and he is the franchise leader in rebounds (21,620) while being sixth in assists (4,100) and eighth in points (14,522).

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While the Thunder have shown flashes of promise recently, the Celtics’ overall dominance, home-court advantage, and stronger offense make them the clear favorites. The absence of key players like Brogdon and Gallinari hurts their depth, but Tatum and Brown’s firepower should be too much for Oklahoma City to handle.

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