76ers vs Thunder Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, January 12, 2023

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A contest featuring a pair of the NBA’s biggest stars will see Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (25-15) host Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (18-23) on January 12, 2023 at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers are 9.5-point favorites. A 232.5-point over/under is set in the matchup.

How to bet 76ers vs. Thunder

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the 76ers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -432 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +334 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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76ers vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: Wells Fargo Center

76ers vs. Thunder Betting Trends

The 76ers have played 40 games, with 24 wins against the spread. Philadelphia has been the favorite in 28 games this season and has come away with the win 19 times (67.9%) in those contests. 76ers games this year have hit the over on 23 of 41 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Thunder are 25-16-0 this year. Oklahoma City has won 44.8% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (13-16). Thunder games this season have hit the over on 24 of 41 set point totals (58.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

76ers

76ers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 29 33.6 9.9 4.4 1.1 1.7 1.1
James Harden 25 21.8 6.5 11 1.4 0.6 2.7
Tyrese Maxey 21 21.2 3 4 0.9 0.2 2.6
Tobias Harris 37 16.4 6.4 2.6 1.1 0.5 1.9
De’Anthony Melton 37 11.7 4.7 3 1.9 0.5 2.4

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 37 30.8 4.8 5.6 1.6 1.1 1
Josh Giddey 36 15.3 8 5.6 0.7 0.4 1.1
Luguentz Dort 40 14.2 4.3 2.3 1.1 0.3 1.8
Jalen Williams 37 11.6 3.6 2.8 0.9 0.5 0.8
Tre Mann 36 8.7 2.5 1.8 0.8 0.2 1.4
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76ers: None

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 sports a top-five defense this season, ranking third-best in the league with 109.4 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 16th with 113.7 points scored per contest. The 76ers are putting up 114.8 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 112.2 points per contest. On offense, the 76ers have increased their output quite a bit over their last 10 games, scoring 121.1 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 113.7 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Philadelphia is draining 12.7 three-pointers per game this year (ninth-ranked in NBA), and it has a 38% three-point percentage (fourth-best). This season, the 76ers have taken 60.5% two-pointers, accounting for 68.7% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 39.5% from three-point land (31.3% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is ninth in the league offensively (116.3 points scored per game) and 23rd on defense (116.6 points conceded). The Thunder are putting up more points at home (118.8 per game) than on the road (113.5). The Thunder have played better offensively in their last 10 games, compiling 118.8 points per contest, 2.5 more than their season average of 116.3.

Oklahoma City makes 12 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 15th and 17th, respectively, in the league. The Thunder take 36.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 27.8% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 63.7% of their shots, with 72.2% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this game is the 76ers, and we expect that Thunder will cover the spread (76ers -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.

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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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