Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers - 1/12/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers (25-15) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (18-23)

Game Info: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 233 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder pay a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night in NBA action.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last seven games and they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling painfully short to the Heat in a 112-111 road loss on Tuesday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 26 points on nine of 18 shooting, Josh Giddey racked up a triple-double of 18 points with 15 rebounds and 10 assists while Kenrich Williams chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Thunder shot 48 percent from the field and nine of 35 from the 3-point line as they poured in 32 points in the third quarter to overcome an early 11-point deficit, only to lose in the final seconds as they led by two points before the Heat’s Jimmy Butler scored the game-winning free throw with just 12.2 seconds left on the clock.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in great shape as they’ve won five of their past six games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after blowing away the Pistons in a 147-116 home win on Tuesday. Joel Embiid led the way with 36 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, James Harden tallied a triple-double of 16 points with 12 rebounds and 15 assists while Tobias Harris chipped in with 14 points on six of six shooting. As a team, the 76ers shot a sizzling 60 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the 3-point line as they poured in 38 points in the second quarter to take a 22-point lead into halftime which only grew in the second half which allowed the 76ers to rest all of their starters early.

Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The 76ers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games, 8-1 ATS in their last nine games following a win of more than 10 points and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall.

Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Philadelphia.

The Thunder could really do with a win to get their season back on track, especially after getting close to beating the Heat in their last outing, but I don’t see them getting any sympathy from the red-hot 76ers who don’t have a single player listed on the injury report. The line is quite hefty so I am tempted to take the Thunder, but the 76ers are a momentum team as they are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games following a win of more than 10 points and I’m backing that trend to continue here.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -9.5

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