Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 7.5.
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The Thunder had an overall record of 55-27 and a road record of 23-18 last season. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 7.3 as they averaged 110.2 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Oklahoma City was 13-3 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 37-15. They were 5-5 in their last 10 games. The 76ers had an overall record of 10-72 and a home record of 7-34 last year. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 97.4 points per game and surrendered 107.6, good for a point differential of -10.2. Philadelphia had a division record of 2-14 and a conference record of 3-49. In their last 10 games they were 1-9.
Russell Westbrook averaged 23.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night last season for the Thunder. He pulled down 7.8 rebounds per game and dished out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 81%. Victor Oladipo averaged 16 points per game in 33 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage was 44% for the year while his free throw percentage was 83%.
Jahlil Okafor averaged 17.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest last year for the 76ers. He grabbed 7 rebounds per game and had 1.2 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage finished at 69%. Robert Covington averaged 12.8 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 39% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Oklahoma City averaged 109.5 points per contest last season which ranked them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 6.9 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 20th in the league. They averaged 56.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranked them 1st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 26th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allowed 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 49 rebounds a game which ranked 5th and they gave up 21.5 assists per contest which put them in 10th place in the league. They forced 12.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the league.
Philadelphia averaged 97.4 points per game last year which ranked them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -10.2 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team which had them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 25th in the NBA. They averaged 49.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranked them 25th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers ranked 29th with 16.4 per game. The 76ers allowed 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 29th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 56.1 rebounds a game which ranked 30th and they gave up 23.4 assists per contest which put them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 10th in the NBA.
The Thunder averaged 109.6 points per game on the road last season and they scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -8 per contest. The Thunder had an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 105.6 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 52%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Oklahoma City turned the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they forced 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The 76ers scored 98.1 ppg at home and they averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of -9.6 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense was 98.8 and they had a defensive rating of 109.2. They got 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempted 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turned the ball over on 14.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 37-43-2 against the spread last year
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-43-0 against the over/under last year
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers were 37-44-1 against the spread last year
The Philadelphia 76ers were 43-38-1 against the over/under last year
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Mitch McGary Suspension expected to miss 15 games
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/16 PF Dario Saric Facial probable Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
10/25/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee probable Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
10/24/16 F Robert Covington Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jerryd Bayless Wrist out indefinitely
10/21/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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