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Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
Chesapeake Energy Arena features an NBA battle between the host Oklahoma City Thunder and the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in betting action on Friday.
This season the Thunder are 24-7 overall and 17-12-2 ATS against the number, while the 76ers are 15-18 and 15-18 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 16-14-1 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 19-14.
The visitors opened this morning as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 197.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 1 and the 76ers at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-95 result in favor of the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 9-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 11 in the league with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.5 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 94.7 points per game when playing on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 95-89 loser on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 95-89 loss against Phoenix on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Jrue Holiday in a losing effort at US Airways Center.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 110-93 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kevin Durant went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Brooklyn defeated Oklahoma City, 110-93 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few 76ers at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Oklahoma City is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Oklahoma City is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia at San Antonio, Saturday, January 5
Oklahoma City at Toronto, Sunday, January 6