Free NBA Pick: 76ers vs Thunder NBA Odds
Looking for Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Sixers taking on the Thunder on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(29-44) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (40-30)
Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: OKC -11
NBA Betting Total: 218
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Wednesday NBA sees the Thunder vs. the Sixers in a matchup between two teams with two very opposite goals.
OKC enters this game with the mindset that it’s doing everything it can to improve playoff positioning. Philly is simply trying to improve its spot in the upcoming draft.
This one has blowout potential written all over it.
*All statistics, standings, rankings, records and trends are current as of this writing at 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Philly enters this game scoring 102.4 points per night. That number is only good enough for 24th in the league.
Defensively, the Sixers are allowing opponents to score 107.6 points per game. That number puts them at 23rd in the league.
Against the Thunder, the key is stopping Russell Westbrook — easier said than done.
This team has shut down both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons for the year (the latter hasn’t played a minute this season), so offense isn’t going to be a save-all.
OKC has proven this year that it’s not going to win when Westbrook struggles and the complementary players step up. Guys like Victor Oladipo and Steven Adams are nice pieces, but if they get going, it’s not going to hurt opponents.
If the Sixers focus all their defensive efforts on Westbrook, they at least stand a chance. If they decide to focus on stopping complementary players, this will be over early.
Oklahoma City Thunder
OKC enters this contest averaging 106.7 points per night. That number is good enough for 11th in the NBA.
Defensively, this group allows opponents to score 106 points per outing. That number puts them at 18th in the league.
As previously mentioned, this team goes as Westbrook goes. The superstar point guard is on his way to averaging a triple-double for the season, and there’s no reason to think he won’t get another one Wednesday night.
Look for Westbrook to put up a line somewhere along the lines of 35 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Assuming that happens, this one will never be in question.
NBA Betting Trends:
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Thunder are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
If you’re picking Philly against the spread, we can’t blame you. This team has been decent ATS when the spread is set at double digits because the roster comprises young, hungry players looking to prove they belong in this league (and playing at a fast pace, nonetheless).
Here’s the catch, though: This team doesn’t have a prayer with Embiid sidelined for the year.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Oklahoma City ATS
With Westbrook on a mission to average a triple-double and get this team better playoff positioning, the Sixers don’t stand a chance.
Give this one to the Thunder, and give it to them by a wide margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 120 – Philadelphia 76ers 103
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