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The action gets underway early Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City as the Thunder host the Boston Celtics. Boston is 34-27 on the year, and the Celtics are playing surprisingly well without Rajon Rondo. Oklahoma City is closing in on San Antonio for the top seed in the Western Conference. The Thunder are 27-4 at home this year. Let’s take a closer look at this one.
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The Boston Celtics were thought to be dead in the water when Rajon Rondo went down with an injury, but the veteran Celtics have been playing pretty solid basketball of late. Boston is 31-27 and in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Philadelphia is ninth in the Eastern Conference, but they are 6.5 games behind the eighth place Milwaukee Bucks. It looks like the 76ers would need an improbable red hot run to even contend for a playoff spot.
Boston will try and wrap-up its current five-game road trip on a winning note after losing three of the first four games away from home. This past Sunday, it lost to Portland 92-86 as a two-point underdog. It is now 2-4 both straight-up and against the spread in its last six games and 29-27 SU (23-30-3 ATS) overall.
Boston’s five-game West Coast swing got off to a disappointing start with a 97-90 loss to Denver on Tuesday night as a nine-point road underdog. It is now just 1-5 straight-up and 2-4 against the spread in its last six road games. Overall, the Celtics are 28-25 SU (22-28-3 ATS) but under .500 on the road at 8-16 SU and a very costly 8-15-1 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in their last three games.
Chicago finds itself at a crossroads in this regular season showdown. On one hand, it is just a half a game behind Indiana for the lead in the Central Division, but on the other, it has gone 5-5 straight-up in its last 10 games. The Bulls might be able to keep things together until Derrick Rose’s expected return some time after this weekend’s All-Star break,
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The Lakers continued their current seven-game road trip with a stunning 92-83 victory over Brooklyn this past Tuesday night as four-point underdogs. They are now 3-1 in the first four games of this trip but still 8-16 on the road overall. The win pushed Los Angeles’ overall record to 23-26 straight-up and 20-28-1 against the spread. It has gone just 8-15-1 ATS on the road this season and the total has now stayed UNDER in five of its last seven games overall.
New York is only a game and a half out of the top seed in the Eastern Conference but it is taking on water with just two straight-up victories in its last six games. The latest setback, an 88-85 loss to Brooklyn this past Monday as 3.5-point home favorites, dropped the Knicks to 25-14 SU overall and 20-18-1 against the spread. They are 11-8 SU (9-9-1 ATS) on the road this season and the total has now stayed UNDER in four of their last five games.
Chicago’s 107-105 overtime victory over Toronto this past Wednesday night as a 4.5-point road favorite was its sixth win in its last eight games. It is now 22-15 straight-up on the year but still just 14-23 against the spread. The Bulls stay on the road where they are a rock-solid 11-5 SU and 9-7 ATS. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games.