Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Game Picks 11/15/2019
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -2.5
Danilo Gallinari and the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-7, 4th in the Northwest Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (7-4, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday, November 15, 2019. The spread on this game has Philadelphia as 2.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 216.5.
The 76ers are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 5-5-1 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 54.5% of the time, going 6-5-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/13/2019 Joel Embiid C Rest Expected to be out until at least Nov 15
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/12/2019 Terrance Ferguson SG Personal Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Game Time Decision
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Joel Embiid averages 23.0 points per contest in 28.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 12.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Danilo Gallinari scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 20.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.5 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 47.5 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 18.0 per game. The 76ers allow 105.9 points per contest, which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 20.8 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 26th in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.73. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 21.5. The Thunder are 15th in turnovers per contest with 16.0. The Thunder give up 106.0 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Philadelphia is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Thunder are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 11th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -2.5
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