Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 10/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 10/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (0-2) vs Philadelphia 76ers (1-1)

Game Info: Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +7.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after a rough 0-2 start to the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21.5 points and three assists, while Joel Embiid is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing one assist. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 44.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 88.5 points on 37.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 15.5 points and four rebounds, while Mike Muscala is averaging 13 points and two rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Kenrich Williams is grabbing two rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 26.9 percent from beyond the arc and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

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The Philadelphia 76ers are a banged up basketball team that's still without Ben Simmons, has a questionable Embiid and even Andre Drummond is doubtful with an ankle injury. The Oklahoma City Thunder are off to a terrible start this season, as they've been god awful offensively and don't even shoot free throws well. It's just two games, but OKC couldn't play worse up to this point. And with that said, I'll still take a shot with the Thunder and the points. The 76ers are missing a lot of bodies and are banged up.

A healthy Thunder team at home should be able to compete. Should being the keyword. 

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +7.5

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