Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 24-21. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 28-20. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-19-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-28-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-27-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/26/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is doubtful Sunday vs Oklahoma City
01/16/18 G J.J. Redick Leg is out indefinitely
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Ben Simmons averages 16.5 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.4 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Carmelo Anthony averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.73 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18 per game. The 76ers allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 14th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.02. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21. The Thunder are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Thunder surrender 101.7 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 41 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 27th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Thunder are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 26th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4.5
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