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Thunder road favorites vs 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers will get a visit from a tough opponent on Wednesday night as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA betting action.

The Sixers have lost five straight games against the Thunder, managing to cover the posted spread at the sportsbooks in just one of those contests. The OVER/UNDER went 4-1 in those games.

It`s the first game back for the Thunder since the All-Star break, while the 76ers snapped a losing skid with a win over Detroit last night.

The battle pits the league`s top defensive team in Philly against the third-ranked scoring team in the Thunder.

Supporters of Oklahoma City have seen them go 27-7 and 19-15 ATS so far this season, while the 76ers are at 21-14 and 20-15 ATS. In totals betting, the 76ers are 13-22, while the Thunder are 17-17.

View Oklahoma City vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks, such as 5Dimes, had the 76ers installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 191 (including TopBet).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the 76ers at No. 3 and the Thunder at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-101 result in favor of the 76ers.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 13-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 21 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 6.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.9 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 100-85 result against the Lakers on February 23. The Thunder covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles was victimized by Kevin Durant for 33 points as the Thunder defeated the Lakers 100-85 in NBA action on Thursday.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 97-68 result against the Pistons on February 28. The 76ers covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the 76ers and Pistons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Detroit was handed a 97-68 defeat on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Thunder at 76ers trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Oklahoma City is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Philadelphia's last 25 games at home
Philadelphia is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Orlando, Thursday, March 1
Philadelphia home to Golden State, Friday, March 2

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