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    Oklahoma City Thunder versus Philadelphia 76ers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-4-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 15-18 Philadelphia 76ers will continue their road swing as they face the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The pro basketball odds from this NBA game has the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 198 ½ points. When the odds came out a few hours ago the Thunder was -10 point favorites and the over under line was 198 points. There has been a ½ point move on Oklahoma City and no movement on the total.

    The teams met back on November 24th and it was Oklahoma City with the 116-109 road win in overtime against the 76ers as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 191 ½ points. Trend: Oklahoma City Thunder is 4-0 to the over in their past four games.

    The 76ers are 6-11 on the road this season. This will be the seventh game of this long eight game road trip. They are 2-4 on the trip. After a four point home win against the Lakers on New Year’s Day the team drops a 95-89 road defeat to the Phoenix Suns as a +4 point underdog. The game went under 195 points. The biggest issue for the 76ers under Doug Collins has been the teams struggle on the offensive end of the court as well as the scoring droughts. They put up just 93 points a game ranking 26th in the NBA. Two inefficient shooting guards are hurting Philadelphia as Nick Young and Jason Richardson make just 40% of their shots.

    The Oklahoma City Thunder is 16-3 on their home court. The Thunder had a rare home loss on Wednesday as they drop a 110-93 home defeat to the Brooklyn Nets as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 196 ½ points. Despite shooting 49% the Thunder committed 20 turnovers and allows the Nets 50% shooting and 53% from three. It was a night where the Nets were making shots. OKC has defended shots well this season ranking third in defensive field goal percentage allowing 43% shooting. Oklahoma City puts up 105 points a game good for third in scoring offense in the NBA giving the Thunder a clear edge against the offensively challenged inefficient 76ers shooters.