76ers vs. Thunder Prediction
Will the Philadelphia 76ers stay red-hot with an upset win tonight when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Oklahoma City. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder are 3.5-point home favorites to knock off the 76ers, who opened as 4.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 215 points after hitting the board at 214.
Who Public Bettors Like: Oklahoma City. As of Sunday morning, 67% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 72% of betting tickets are on the over.
Who We Like: Philadelphia. JJ Redick (leg) and Markettle Fultz (shoulder) are both out for the 76ers but those injuries haven't slowed this team down. The Sixers are an impressive 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games and have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Granted, they have not been a great play in this series, failing to cover in 12 of their last 17 games against the Thunder and going 1-4 at the betting window in their last five trips to Oklahoma City. That said, the underdog is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams. The Thunder is also 2-5 at the window in its last seven home games.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +3.5