Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/12/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/12/23
Thu 12th January 2023

The Philadelphia 76ers (25-15, 17-6 Home) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (18-23, 5-14 Away), who will be out to snap their losing run on the road, on Thursday.

Oklahoma City was edged out by the Miami Heat 112-111 at FTX Arena on Tuesday, their sixth loss in a row away from home. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the standout player in defeat with 26 points. The Thunder are the 13th seed in the Western Conference.

Philadelphia won in impressive fashion on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center, beating the Detroit Pistons 147-116. Joel Embiid had 36 points and 11 rebounds, leading the team. The 76ers are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

This is the final meeting of the season between the teams. Philadelphia will be looking for a season sweep against Oklahoma City after winning the only earlier matchup 115-96 at Paycom Center in December 2022, their sixth straight head-to-head victory. Tobias Harris led the 76ers with 23 points and nine rebounds. Josh Giddey had 20 points and nine rebounds in defeat.

Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.8 points per game, fifth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Thunder in scoring this season. Gilgeous-Alexander also has dished 5.6 assists per game. Meanwhile, Giddey is grabbing 8.0 rebounds.

Embiid’s 33.6 points per game have powered the Sixers on offense. He ranks as the second-highest scorer in the NBA. Embiid has also filled the stat sheet with 9.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

The Thunder have had the advantage in the last 10 games at Wells Fargo Center, winning seven. In the last 10 games, Oklahoma City is 5-5 with an average margin of +3.8 (118.8-115.0). Philadelphia has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 121.1 points per game on average while holding opponents to 115.5 (+5.6 margin). The 76ers are averaging 113.7 ppg for the full season while allowing 109.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Isaiah Joe: 15.8 | 10.2 | +5.6
Rebounds per game:
Kenrich Williams: 6.2 | 4.7 | +1.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Montrezl Harrell: 17.8 | 9.6 | +8.2
Assists per game:
Joel Embiid: 3.0 | 4.4 | -1.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Philadelphia 76ers -10.5 (-110)

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