Friday NBA Betting – Thunder at Celtics on ESPN

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

There is a great matchup in NBA betting on Friday night as the Boston Celtics host the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game that can be seen on ESPN.

The Thunder has some superb young talent led by Kevin Durant while the Celtics still have the big three.  Boston is favored at Sbgglobal but the Thunder is getting a look from gamblers making an NBA bet.

Oklahoma City 7-4 SU, 4-7 ATS
The Thunder has seven wins this season straight up but they have a losing record against the spread.  Oklahoma City is no longer going under the radar with bettors or the odds makers so they do not have as much value against the spread.  The Thunder is still very talented and can win and cover but they don’t get ignored by gamblers.  The Thunder is 7th in the league in points scored this season but they are struggling on defense a little bit.

Boston Celtics 9-2 SU, 7-4 ATS
The Celtics are off to a great start this season.  Boston has won five straight and the first of those wins came at Oklahoma City.  The Celtics won 92-83 in that contest as they controlled the Thunder’s offense.  Boston is 6th best on defense this season and they are also 10th on offense. There is a lot to like about Boston this season.  Rajon Rondo is an excellent point guard and the Celtics can still get it done with the big three of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.

Friday NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Friday games. The Thunder are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Thunder is 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Boston.

Over the Total
Looking at the total as you make an NBA bet, the Over is 6-1 in NBA betting in Oklahoma City’s last 7 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Over is 6-2 in Oklahoma City’s last 8 vs. the Atlantic. The Over is 19-7 in the Thunder’s last 26 road games. The Over is 36-16-1 in the Thunder’s last 53 overall. The Over is 4-0 in the Celtics last 4 home games. The Over is 8-2 in the Celtics last 10 vs. the Northwest.

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