In a non-conference matchup, the Thunder (-207) travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers (+169). Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 ET at the Wells Fargo Center. The Thunder (-5.5) are favored by 5.5 points over the 76ers.

Oklahoma City (52-22) is currently on a two-game win streak and sits atop the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Philadelphia (40-35) is eighth in the East and third in the Atlantic Division.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-106 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Do the Thunder Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Today, the Thunder are favored by 5.5 points on the spread. As the favorite, they have a record of 42-14 this season and have gone 31-25 against the spread. On average, they have outscored their opponents by 9.3 points per game as the favorite.

Oklahoma City’s O/U record for the season is 40-33-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. This season, their games have averaged 233.4 points per game, and today’s O/U line is set at 225.5.

In their last game, the Thunder defeated the Knicks by a score of 113-112. The O/U line for that game was 218 points. Oklahoma City was favored by 2 points in that game, giving them a 43-31 ATS record for the season.

Oklahoma City is currently in 1st place in the Western Conference with a record of 52-22. Against the Western Conference, they are 33-16 and 19-6 against the East. On the road, the Thunder are 23-14 compared to 29-8 at home.

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the NBA’s best teams, averaging 120.4 points per game (3rd). On the road, they are scoring 117.9 points per game (5th).

So far this season, Oklahoma City has outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Thunder are one of the NBA’s best teams. They are 2nd in field goal percentage (50%) and 1st in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 39% (1st).

The Thunder’s defense is presently ranked 12th in the league, allowing an average of 113.0 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Knicks, the Thunder’s defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 112 points.

Is a Home Win Possible for Philadelphia?

In their last three games, the 76ers have covered the spread and have an ATS record of 42-32 for the season. At home, they are 20-16 ATS and have covered the spread in three straight games at home.

Today, the 76ers are 5.5-point underdogs at home and have gone 8-22 as the underdog this season. As the underdog, they have an average scoring differential of -6 points per game.

Philly’s O/U record for the season is 38-37, and their games have averaged 226.6 points per game. The over has hit in their last three games, and 30 of their games have had lower O/U lines than today’s (225.5).

Philadelphia’s last game was a 135-120 win over the Raptors. They were favored by 9 points in that game and improved their record to 40-35 for the season. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 8th place and are 3rd in the Atlantic Division.

At home, the 76ers are averaging 115.5 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. Overall, they are 15th in the league in scoring at 114.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Philadelphia is 22nd in the NBA at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are connecting on 36% of their attempts, which is 20th in the league.

When it comes to pace, the 76ers are 21st in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of two-point field goal percentage, Philadelphia is 26th in the NBA at 52%. In terms of free-throw shooting, they are 1st in the league at 19.7 made free throws per game.

So far this season, the 76ers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.7% of their games. In terms of assists, Philadelphia is 28th in the league at 24.6 per game. When playing at home, the 76ers have outscored their road scoring average of 113.3 points per game.

At present, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 9th, allowing 112.2 points per game. The Philadelphia defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Philadelphia.