Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 10.5 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 26-44. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 40-30. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 45-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 36-34-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 39-30-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-35-5 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/19/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Covington comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jahlil Okafor averages 11.9 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
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Steven Adams averages 11.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 10.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.7 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.67 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 7th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.9 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +10.5
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