Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction | Stats | Form Guide: NBA 2020-21
- After trading players for the last time on Thursday, Oklahoma City Thunder received a lot of draft picks as they host the Boston Celtics on a Saturday night.
- Boston Celtics are under a busy schedule as they play back-to-back games, first in Milwaukee on Friday night followed by the Thunder.
Boston Celtics Current Form
The Celtics have been one of the underwhelming sides this season. Being the favorites to claim the Eastern Conference, they seem far off from the playoff fixture. Boston Celtics recently lost to Memphis Grizzlies but their win against Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night was a spectacular one.
Not only the side got a part of their confidence back but they also broke Bucks' eight-game winning streak. Against an average Thunder defense, the Celtics have the perfect opportunity to bag another win and commence their race for the playoff spots.
Boston Celtics Injuries
Romeo Langford and Tristan Thompson are out due to COVID-19, while Semi Ojeleye is out due to an injured hip.
Oklahoma City Thunder Current Form
The Oklahoma City Thunder roster doesn't seem like achieving much this season. Their trade business saw Geroge Hill moving to Philadelphia 76ers, while they brought Tony Bradley, Austin Rivers, and a draft pick pair too.
As far as their attacking display is concerned, the Oklahoma City Thunder rank No.27 in the league and against a squad that is known to be defensive, this Thunder attack will have to toil more. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads City with the maximum points but he is out with a foot injury.
Al Horford will have added responsibility on his shoulders, while Small Forward Lu Dort will have to chip in too.
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
Shai Alexander- Foot Injury, Austin Rivers is out due to personal issues, Darius Bazley is out due to an injured shoulder, while Josh Hall is sidelined due to a knee injury.
Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Prediction
The Boston Celtics look to be the more threatening of the two struggling sides and a recent win should provide them with enough momentum to capitalize on the injury-ridden Thunder side.
Sportco predicts Boston Celtics to win the game.