Free NBA Expert Picks For Tonight (Jan 28): 76ers vs Thunder Prediction
The NBA is busy on Sunday. Seven games are on the board in total. The highlight of the night will be on ESPN as the Thunder host the 76ers. My NBA pick for January 28 is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NBA expert picks instead of paying for them.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions
Philadelphia has become a playoff team this season. The 76ers are the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has gone 24-21. The 76ers have won two straight and nine of their last eleven. Oklahoma City has gone 29-20 to this point in the season. The Thunder are fifth in the NBA’s Western Conference. Oklahoma City have won seven in a row.
These two teams met in Philadelphia on December 15. Oklahoma City won the matchup 119-117. The Thunder’s big three led the way for the Thunder in the end. Paul George and Carmelo Anthony each scored twenty-four points that night. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points. He had a triple-double as he added seventeen rebounds and fifteen assists. Joel Embiid scored thirty-four points for the 76ers. J.J. Redick scored 19 points.
Markelle Fultz, Furkan Korkmaz and J.J. Redick will miss Sunday night’s game. Jerryd Bayless is questionable for Sunday night. The Thunder took a giant hit as Andre Roberson got injured on Saturday night against the Pistons. Roberson will be out for the season. He plays a huge part on the Thunder’s defense. The Thunder will have a hole in their lineup without him.
Russell Westbrook is still the clear leader for Oklahoma City. Westbrook averages twenty-five points per game, nine and a half rebounds and ten assists per game. Last season Westbrook averaged a triple-double and he is on par to do it again this season. Paul George is averaging twenty-one points per game for the Thunder. Carmelo Anthony averages seventeen points per game.
Philadelphia 76ers +4 (-110) at Oklahoma City Thunder -4 (-110)
Joel Embiid told us to “Trust the Process” and he is now delivering on that promise. Embiid is averaging around twenty-four points per game and eleven rebounds. Ben Simmons has been great as a rookie as well. He is averaging seventeen points, 8 rebounds and seven assists. J.J. Redick is averaging 17 points per game.
The Thunder have dominated through creating continuous offense. Oklahoma City gets more offensive rebounds per game than any other team. The Thunder have a rare ability to grab offensive boards. Philadelphia allows the least rebounds per game. The 76ers will need to box out the Thunder and grab many rebounds if they want to beat the Thunder. The battle on the Thunder’s offensive glass will be something to watch carefully.
Oklahoma City is coming off a win on Saturday night. They must travel from Detroit back to Oklahoma City and get ready for tomorrow’s game. This already gives an advantage to the 76ers. The 76ers are also getting four points. That is a lot of points in a NBA game. These two teams needed triple overtime to solve the first meeting. I expect a close finish this time.