Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Game Picks 2/28/2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 39-22. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 115.7 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 38-22 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 115.9 points per game and surrender 111.1, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-33-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-29-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-26-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-28-0 against the over/under this year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/26/19 C Boban Marjanovic Ankle is OUT Thursday vs Oklahoma City
02/20/19 F Joel Embiid Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Ben Simmons averages 17.0 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 7.8 assists per game and 9.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Russell Westbrook scores 22.5 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.3 rebounds per contest and has 10.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Paul George averages 28.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 115.7 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.0 boards per contest and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.5 per game. The 76ers allow 112.3 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 3rd in the NBA with 115.9 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.0 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.5. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Thunder give up 111.1 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 13th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 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 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5
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