Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -7
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers (23-14, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-15, 3rd in the Northwest Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Monday, January 6, 2020. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 7 point favorites. The total opens at 214.
The Thunder are covering the spread 65.7% of the time, having gone 23-12-0 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 45.5% of the time, going 15-18-4 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/05/20 C Nerlens Noel Ankle left last game, is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
01/02/20 SG Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/04/20 SF James Ennis III Illness is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Tobias Harris averages 19.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Ben Simmons averages 14.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 8.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.0 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 40.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Philadelphia is 17th in the league with 109.5 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.6. The 76ers are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Oklahoma City is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Philadelphia is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +7
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