Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 3 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 13-14. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 101.7 points per contest while giving up 99.4 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 14-13. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per contest and giving up 108.9, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 8-18-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-11-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/13/17 G Andre Roberson Ankle is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/12/17 F Robert Covington Back is "?" Friday vs Oklahoma City
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Paul George averages 20.3 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%.
Ben Simmons averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid averages 23.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 101.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Philadelphia is 6th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.33. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 48.8 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.1. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.8.
The Thunder are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 29th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -3
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