Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:54 AM

Sunday's Tip Sheet

Celtics at Thunder (-1, 219) – 3:35 PM EST

BOS: 36-15 SU, 31-18-2 ATS, 22-29 O/U
OKC: 32-20 SU, 34-18 ATS, 24-28 O/U

Last 10 games:
BOS: 9-1 SU, 8-2 ATS, 3-7 O/U
OKC: 9-1 SU, 7-3 ATS, 4-6 O/U


-- These teams are meeting for the first time this season as Boston has won the last four matchups since November 2017. Each of the last four meetings in Oklahoma City have finished ‘under’ the total.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Celtics are playing their fourth game west of the Eastern Time Zone since Thanksgiving, while losing their last two games at New Orleans and Milwaukee.

-- The Thunder have covered in 16 of their last 22 games, while failing to cash in a win only twice in this span, coming as a double-digit favorite against the Cavaliers and Pistons this past week.

Knicks at Hawks (-3, 224) – 6:05 PM EST

NY: 17-36 SU, 29-24 ATS, 22-30-1 O/U
ATL: 14-39 SU, 25-28 ATS, 31-22 O/U

Last 10 games:
NY: 6-4 SU, 8-2 ATS, 2-7-1 O/U
ATL: 4-6 SU, 6-4 ATS, 7-3 O/U


-- The Knicks have captured four of the past five matchups, including a 143-120 blowout as two-point home favorites in mid-December. In that victory, New York scored 77 first half points, as the two teams hit the ‘over’ after three consecutive ‘unders.’

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- In spite of owning a season-long four-game winning streak, the Knicks may be in a play-against spot here as they are 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS with no rest after beating Detroit on Saturday.

-- The Hawks are riding a 6-3 ATS run at home since January, while posting a 5-1 ATS record in their last six games off a loss.

Bulls at 76ers (-11, 213 ½) – 6:05 PM EST

CHI: 19-34 SU, 23-29-1 ATS, 28-25 O/U
PHI: 32-21 SU, 21-28-4 ATS, 25-27-1 O/U

Last 10 games:
CHI: 4-6 SU, 3-7 ATS, 8-2 O/U
PHI: 5-5 SU, 3-7 ATS, 5-5 O/U


-- Since 2018, the 76ers have taken six of the last seven matchups, including a 100-89 triumph at Wells Fargo Center on January 27 as eight-point favorites.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Bulls are 0-9 SU and 4-4-1 ATS this season on the road against teams currently owning a winning record.

-- Since December 21, the 76ers have won nine consecutive home games, while cashing in seven of those victories.

Grizzlies (-2, 240) at Wizards – 6:05 PM EST

MEM: 26-26 SU, 28-23-1 ATS, 27-25 O/U
WSH: 18-32 SU, 25-24-1 ATS, 30-19-1 O/U

Last 10 games:
MEM: 6-4 SU, 6-4 ATS, 5-5 O/U
WSH: 5-5 SU, 6-4 ATS, 8-2 O/U


-- The Grizzlies ripped the Wizards, 128-111 as 1 ½-point home favorites on December 14. Memphis has covered four of the past five meetings with Washington, but the Wizards are 3-2 in this stretch.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Memphis is 8-2 in its last 10 games off a loss since December 9, which includes four road wins in this situation.

-- The Wizards have won seven of their last nine home games, including five victories outright in the underdog role.

Jazz at Rockets (-3 ½, 232 ½) – 7:05 PM EST

UTA: 33-18 SU, 25-25-1 ATS, 27-24 O/U
HOU: 33-19 SU, 25-27 ATS, 23-29 O/U

Last 10 games:
UTA: 5-5 SU, 3-6-1 ATS, 6-4 O/U
HOU: 7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS, 5-5 O/U


-- The Rockets have owned the Jazz recently by winning seven of the last eight matchups, including a 126-117 victory in Salt Lake City on January 27 as 14-point underdogs. Houston played without James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but Eric Gordon scored 50 points in the win.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Jazz are riding an 0-6-1 ATS cold stretch, while being listed as a road underdog for the first time since beating the Clippers on December 28.

-- The Rockets are 4-1 to the ‘over’ in their last five totals of 234 or lower, but are 4-1 to the ‘under’ in their past five totals of 234 ½ or higher.

Clippers (-5 ½, 229 ½) at Cavaliers – 7:35 PM EST

LAC: 36-16 SU, 28-24 ATS, 25-26-1 O/U
CLE: 13-39 SU, 22-29-1 ATS, 30-22 O/U

Last 10 games:
LAC: 7-3 SU, 5-5 ATS, 5-5 O/U
CLE: 1-9 SU, 4-6 ATS, 8-2 O/U


-- These squads met last month at Staples Center with the Clippers blasting the Cavaliers, 128-103 as 16-point favorites. Los Angeles has taken six of the past seven meetings with Cleveland, including two of the previous three road matchups.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Clippers are 1-5 ATS this season on the road with no rest, coming off Saturday’s loss at Minnesota.

-- The Cavaliers have covered two of their last 11 home games, while last winning at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on December 23 against the Hawks.

Heat at Blazers (-5, 228) – 9:05 PM EST

MIA: 34-17 SU, 28-21-2 ATS, 30-20-1 O/U
POR: 24-29 SU, 22-29-2 ATS, 30-23 O/U

Last 10 games:
MIA: 5-5 SU, 4-6 ATS, 5-5 O/U
POR: 6-4 SU, 6-4 ATS, 9-1 O/U


-- Miami has captured the last three matchups, including a 122-111 triumph at home on January 5 as five-point favorites. The Heat snapped a four-game skid in Portland with a 118-109 victory last February at Moda Center.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Heat have lost consecutive games only twice this season, as Miami is coming off defeats to the Clippers and Kings. The last time the Heat dropped back-to-back games, they knocked off the Spurs, 106-100 on January 15.

-- The Blazers have cashed the ‘over’ in six of the last seven home games with the lone ‘under’ coming on a 242 ½ total against the Rockets, their highest total of the season.

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