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2021 NBA Handicapping
(35-17) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (20-32)
Date: Saturday, April 10th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
Saturday, April 10th the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder play for the first time this season.
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the squads with 71 victories in 137 meetings. Last season the teams played twice with the teams splitting the contests.
Entering Friday night the 76ers had won seven of their last 10 games and were coming off an important victory over the Celtics. Joel Embiid returned from his injury looking as strong as he did prior to the injury.
Embiid feasted on the Celtics (again) and proved why the 76ers should be confident if that is a matchup in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
But Friday’s match against the Pelicans big man Zion Williamson caused issues for the 76ers and Embiid who only scored 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting. Following the game the 76ers big man returned to the court to get up additional shots clearly unhappy with his individual performance.
Whether it was a trap game, a bad matchup, or Doc Rivers got outcoached by Stan Van Gundy the result was a loss. Now the 76ers will play the second game of a back-to-back set.
It was a wasted opportunity for Philly who now trail the Nets by a single game for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Tobias Harris was the only 76er who had a decent offensive showing against the Pelicans posting 23 points. Furkan Korkmaz and Ben Simmons collected 12 and 10 points respectively as the only other double-digit scorers.
New Orleans won virtually every hustle category outrebounding Philly 56 to 47, were 11-8 in steals, 7 to 5 in blocks, and absolutely dominated in close to the rim with a 66-34 points in the paint advantage.
George Hill returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since being traded at the deadline but won’t play his former team as he remains out with a thumb injury.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Like Hill, Tony Bradley will face his former team as he was jettisoned to the Thunder in the trade deadline deal. At the time Joel Embiid took to social media to sing Bradley’s praises.
The center has appeared in seven games for the Thunder averaging 8.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 blocks. The 23-year old is getting ample opportunity to showcase his wares.
Helping his cause, the Thunder elected to shut down Al Horford for the rest of the season in an effort to gauge their younger players (and truthfully to help them tank for a better draft position).
Mike Muscala has also been out with an injury or as a Coaches Decision – Did Not Play and figures to exit in free agency this offseason.
However, just as Embiid and Dwight Howard were ahead of him in the pecking order in Philly, there are several others vying for minutes at center in OKC.
The most obvious is Moses Brown who the Thunder promoted from a two-way deal to a full varsity contract. Isaiah Roby is also a youngster who has impressed and also figures to be in front of Bradley.
Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis), Dort (concussion protocol), Bazley (shoulder), Horford (shut down) are all expected to miss this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 8-2 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-5-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
Even with the Thunder holding the rest advantage, OKC has lost five in-a-row and not with the same competitive fire they showcased early in the season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers ATS
NBA Free Prediction: 76ers 115 – Thunder 101 (Bet Now!)
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