Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/31/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (15-20) vs Philadelphia 76ers (20-14)
Game Info: Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +4.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 7 of their last 9 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 8 games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 111.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.7 points and 4.3 assists, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.6 points and 5.7 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 14.8 points and 5.5 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 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.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The over is 8-3 in 76ers last 11 overall. The over is 12-4 in Thunder last 16 home games. The under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been sloppy with the ball as of late, and they're on the end of a back to back. The Oklahoma City Thunder are quietly playing some of their best ball recently, and they're at their best at home, where they win by an average of 2.2 points. This is a tricky game for the 76ers, and we could see some tired legs as this OKC team wants to play with pace. I'll take my chances with the home dog.
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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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