Friday, March 18, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 46-22 and a road record of 19-13. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Oklahoma City is 11-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 31-11. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 9-58 and a home record of 6-27. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -10.6. Philadelphia has a division record of 2-11 and a conference record of 3-39. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 28 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Isaiah Canaan averages 10.8 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Nerlens Noel averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.4 per game. The 76ers allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The 76ers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 111.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The 76ers score 97.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -10.3 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 98.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-37-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-37-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-29-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/16/16 F Jerami Grant Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Washington
03/16/16 F Richaun Holmes Achilles is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Washington
03/16/16 F Robert Covington Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Washington
03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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