Philadelphia 76ers (24-21) at Oklahoma City Thunder (29-20)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.6 points and 10.9 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17.3 points and 3.3 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last 12 road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.4 points and 9.9 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing nine rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four straight home games.
The 76ers are 46-20-1 ATS in their last 67 vs. Western Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Atlantic, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City, 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
It's been several years since the Philadelphia 76ers have won a game against the OKC Thunder, and while Philly has been playing consistent ball and did take the Thunder to overtime in the last meeting, Oklahoma City is playing its best ball of the season right now. In fact, the Thunder are outscoring teams by 13 points in their last five games and shooting nearly 49 percent from the field. I like the way the 76ers are playing, and they've thrived this season as small underdogs, but I can't step in front of the Thunder right now. I'll eat the bucket with the home team here.