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OKC Thunder vs Boston Celtics: Prediction (April 3, 2024)

OKC Thunder vs Boston Celtics: Prediction (April 3, 2024)

The Oklahoma City Thunder will face the Boston Celtics on April 3 (Wednesday) at the TD Garden Arena. This will be the second and final meeting between the two teams this season, with the Thunder winning the first one on January 2. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 36 points, six rebounds, seven assists and one steal in that matchup, while Kristaps Porzingis had 34 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three blocks for Boston. The Celtics have an all-time lead of 78-66 against OKC. 

 

Preview 

The OKC Thunder are currently in third place in the Western Conference. They are coming off a 109-105 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. While Joel Embiid’s return to the 76ers played some part in their loss, it was mainly due to the absence of Jalen Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. OKC will be playing their second game back-to-back on Wednesday. 

On the other hand, the Celtics are in first place in the Eastern Conference. They currently have the best record in the league (59-16). Boston is coming off two consecutive wins, with the most recent one on Monday against the Charlotte Hornets. Jayson Tatum scored 25 points and 10 rebounds in that game, while Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick White had 20 and 19 points, respectively. 

 

Starting lineup 

The OKC Thunder will most likely start with Aaron Wiggins, Jaylin Williams, Chet Holmgren, Josh Giddey and Luguentz Dort. 

The Celtics have Jaylen Brown and Jaden Springer listed as questionable for the upcoming game. They are expected to start with Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday, Al Harford and Kristaps Porzingis. 

 

Betting tips 

Jayson Tatum’s over/under for Wednesday’s matchup is 26.5 points. He is expected to go over this mark against the Thunder. 

Kristaps Porzingis’ over/under for the upcoming contest is 19.5 points. He has proven to be a key addition to the Celtics this season. He is expected to go over his points prop on Wednesday. 

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Prediction

The Boston Celtics are favored to win the upcoming game against the Thunder. OKC will be without SGA and Jalen Williams due to injuries. Expect the Celtics to take the win and cover the spread. The total is expected to stay under 230.5 points. 

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