76ers Vs. Thunder | 2019 NBA Season Betting Odds & Pick
76ers Vs. Thunder Betting Odds And Expert Pick
Just because these two times are going through some terrible slumps doesn’t mean we won’t get an enjoyable game.
Philadelphia 76ers (7-4) At Oklahoma City Thunder (4-7) Betting Lines
|-2.5 (-115)||Spread||+2.5 -(-105)|
|O 216 (-110)||Total||U 216 (-110)|
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Previous Performances Of The Teams
- The Philadelphia 76ers shockingly got blown out by the Orlando Magic in their last game 97-112, albeit without their best player Joel Embiid.
- The Oklahoma City Thunder were thrashed by the Indiana Pacers 85-111. Luckily, they get to face another top Eastern Conference team and try to get their payback.
- On the opposite end, the 76ers will try to get their season back on track against a team they believe they should beat one-handedly.
What The NBA Odds Say About The 76ers Vs. Thunder Matchup
Linemakers have opened this one with the 76ers at -2.5 favorites in a road game.
This seems low for a team that has championship aspirations against a team that doesn’t know if they want to tank for a draft pick or go for the 8th playoff seed.
Granted, the 76ers have shot terribly from the field lately, but this line is giving a ton of credit to the Thunder at home.
The over/under, however, makes sense since both teams have been struggling to score and are known for their solid defense.
Why Bet On the 76ers?
Here are some stats to show how bad Philadelphia has been recently on the scoring end.
Tobias Harris is 8-of-30 from the floor over the last two games and a pathetic 0-for-18 from three-point land in the last five games.
Al Horford, who was playing some of the best basketball of his career to start the season, is now shooting 5-for-20 from three-point range in the last four games.
Not all is grim for this elite team
Ever since returning from his shoulder injury, Ben Simmons is 16-for-21 from the floor in the last two games.
They will also heavily benefit from Joel Embiid returning to the starting five after sitting out last game for rest purposes.
The biggest advantage the Sixers have is their rebounding.
Philadelphia is the best rebounding team in the league percentage-wise, while the Thunder is the third-worst.
It can be expected that Embiid will have a great game here, even in a “tough” matchup against Steven Adams.
Why Bet On the Thunder?
If you remove the third quarter from the Thunder’s games, they’d have a winning record.
Alas, basketball is played over four quarters, and here we are with Oklahoma City at a meager 4-7.
Chris Paul has been sent to a team where he probably won’t be getting a ring any time soon.
A young squad, amidst a rebuild
As mentioned earlier, they struggle a ton in the third quarter versus better teams.
Last game, they were outscored 34-20 by the pacers.
For the Thunder to keep this close, they’ll need big games from Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Danilo Gallinari.
Unfortunately, the Thunder are the third-worst in offensive rating as well, which doesn’t bode well against the defensive juggernaut of Philadelphia.
It isn’t smart to expect this team to play in close games against the league’s best.
Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction
This line is just too close to not hammer.
Philadelphia overall is the better team in every aspect.
Cold shooting shouldn’t be a deterrence to bet on a team with a proven track record.
Variance tells us that the shooting woes are an outlier and will correct themselves.
Our Pick For 76ers Vs. Thunder
With Embiid back, this team shouldn’t have an issue covering the spread. Bet on Philadelphia -2.5 -115 for sure.
As for the over/under, both teams are in the middle of the pack in terms of pace.
I don’t feel strongly about taking either side in this one. The spread is the much better bet in this game.
Our Expert NBA Bet: Philadelphia -2.5 -115
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