Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Tips and Odds – Nov. 15, 2022 01:30 CET 

Ognjen
November 14, 2022
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Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction

At TD Garden, the Celtics, who are playing in great form, welcome the dangerous and young Oklahoma City Thunder. Will the Thunder be able to end the great winning streak of the team from Massachusetts?

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Boston Celtics Team News 

The Celtics entered this season with a lot of problems, primarily with injuries and internal team problems. Namely, coach Udoka was replaced by Joe Mazzulla. Udoka led the Celtics to the Grand Final last season, but due to a violation of team rules, he was suspended for a year. The big question was how will it look with Mazzulla. Especially since at the beginning of the season, Rob Williams, who is the first defensive five in the league, and Gallinari, who is predicted to be one of the best sixth players in the league, are absent.

But, the Celtics are playing a few steps higher compared to last season, primarily offensively. First of all, thanks to the MVP games provided by Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 32.3 points. But that average tends to rise since the team’s second offensive option, Jaylen Brown, is injured. The Celtics are on a 6-game winning streak, which is the longest active winning streak in the entire league.

In the last match, they won away from home, in a back-to-back match against a very difficult Pistons team. Tatum scored 46 points. What is very important for the Celtics is that the defense, which is their trademark, is not yet playing at even 50% of their capabilities. Also, the support staff does their job brilliantly. Grant Williams, Hauser, and White, all make great contributions on both ends of the court. Hauser  proved to be an excellent shooter, who does not fail in defense and played 3 seasons for only 2M.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News 

Analysts predicted that the Thunder would finish last in the West this season and have a maximum of 15 wins. But the Oklahoma team is playing great in the season opener, mostly thanks to the team’s first star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is playing like in a trance and is averaging over 30 points.

Oklahoma has been in a big rebuild for the last couple of years, and in the next couple of years, they secured a large number of draft picks. When we look at the current roster, excluding Mike Muscala who is 31 years old, the average age of the Oklahoma team is about 23 years old. As in previous years, this year they had the right to choose the highest in the Draft. And the choice fell on the “unicorn” from Gonzaga, Chet Holgrem, who covers positions from 1 to 4. Who is already struggling with injuries and will be gone for a few months. But Chet is not the only unicorn in the team, next to him there is the Australian Giddey, Pokuševski, Mann, and other young players. However, everyone is wondering about Shai and Dort, who is the team’s first attacking options.

The Thunder are on a great streak, and after a very narrow defeat against the Bucks, they managed to connect two important victories against teams that, on paper, are much stronger and tougher than them. Both the Raptors and the Knicks were defeated. What particularly characterizes Oklahoma’s game is its attacking style and games with a large number of points. In the last three games, they scored 145, 132, and 132 points.

H2H 

22.03.22 – Oklahoma City Thunder : Boston Celtics – 123:132

21.11.21 – Boston Celtics : Oklahoma City Thunder – 111:105

28.04.21 – Boston Celtics : Oklahoma City Thunder – 115:119

28.03.21 – Oklahoma City Thunder : Boston Celtics – 94:111

Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City thunder Prediction 

The Celtics are the team that plays in the best form in the league, and we expect them to win. The Celtics are also the best offensive team that is capable of scoring over 130 points without any problems even with the strongest defenses. The Thunder play at a fast pace on many possessions, they also allow a lot of points, but they also score, so we expect over 222.5 points in this match without any problems.

The Celtics play this match very weakly. Rob Williams and Danilo Gallinari have not played since the beginning of the season, and Brogdon, Horford, and Brown joined the Celtics hospital. Bazley, Holmgren and Mann will be gone for Oklahoma.

Tip-off Time: Tuesday, 15.11.2022, 01:30 CET
Prediction: Celtics WIN and over 222.5 points.
Odds: 1,73
Sportsbook: Bet365 

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