Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 3 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 26-18. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.6 as they average 113.4 points per contest while giving up 108.9 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 30-16 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.5 points per game and surrender 112.1, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-20-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 20-22-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-24-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-18-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 F Nerlens Noel Head is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Alex Abrines Personal is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Paul George averages 26.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jimmy Butler averages 19.6 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ben Simmons averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Thunder allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 4th in the league with 115.5 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.5. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.4. The 76ers surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The 76ers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 10th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -3
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