76ers vs Thunder Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, December 31, 2022

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The Philadelphia 76ers (20-14) are three-point favorites in a matchup against with the Oklahoma City Thunder (15-20) on December 31, 2022, when a pair of the NBA’s biggest stars — the 76ers’ Joel Embiid and the Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — will hit the court at Paycom Center. A 225.5-point over/under has been installed for this matchup.

How to bet 76ers vs. Thunder

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing the 76ers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -156 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +133 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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76ers vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

76ers vs. Thunder Betting Trends

The 76ers are 20-14-0 against the spread this season. Philadelphia has been victorious in 14, or 63.6%, of the 22 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. 76ers games this year have gone over the point total 51.4% of the time (18 out of 35 games with a set point total).

In the Thunder’s 35 games this year, they have 21 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has gone 12-14 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 46.2% of those games). Thunder games this season have eclipsed the over/under 54.3% of the time (19 out of 35 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

76ers

76ers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 26 33.8 9.7 4.3 1.2 1.6 1.1
Tyrese Maxey 16 22 3.3 4.2 0.9 0.3 2.8
James Harden 20 21.9 6.2 11.1 1.5 0.6 2.8
Tobias Harris 31 16.5 6.1 2.7 1.2 0.5 2.1
De’Anthony Melton 31 11.8 4.7 3.2 2 0.4 2.4

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 32 31.4 4.8 5.8 1.7 1.1 1
Josh Giddey 30 14.8 8.1 5.5 0.7 0.5 1
Luguentz Dort 34 13.9 4.1 2.4 1 0.3 1.7
Jalen Williams 31 11.2 3.7 2.7 0.6 0.4 0.7
Tre Mann 30 8.9 2.4 1.6 0.7 0.1 1.4
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76ers vs. Thunder Injury Report

Thunder: Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Ousmane Dieng: Out (Wrist), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia has a top-five defense this season, ranking second-best in the league with 108.5 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 21st with 111.8 points scored per contest. The 76ers are posting 112.3 points per game this season in home games, which is one more points than they’re averaging in road games (111.3). The 76ers’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, scoring 118.7 points per contest compared to the 111.8 they’ve averaged this year.

Philadelphia is making 12.6 three-pointers per game this year (11th-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 38.1% three-point percentage (fifth-best). So far this year, the 76ers have taken 60.2% two-pointers, accounting for 68.3% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 39.8% from beyond the arc (31.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

On offense Oklahoma City is the eighth-ranked squad in the NBA (115.7 points per game). On defense it is fifth-worst (116.9 points allowed per game). The Thunder are scoring more points at home (117.8 per game) than away (113.5). The Thunder are averaging 114.1 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 1.6 fewer points than their average for the season (115.7).

With 11.6 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc, Oklahoma City is 17th and 17th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Thunder take 36% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27.1% of the Thunder’s baskets are 3-pointers, and 72.9% are 2-pointers.

76ers vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick

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You can bet on 76ers vs. Thunder at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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