Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, NBA Basketball Sports Betting, Free Picks, Predictions and Las Vegas Odds

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Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, NBA Sports betting
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, December 15, 2017
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, FS Oklahoma
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
809 Oklahoma City Thunder +1 -110 -105 Ov 212½ -110
810 Philadelphia 76ers -1 -110 -115 Un 212½ -110

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Wells Fargo Center.

ABOUT THE THUNDER (13-14): Westbrook wasn’t the only Oklahoma City star struggling from the field on Wednesday as Paul George and Carmelo Anthony combined to go 7-of-28 from the floor. “I think we’re just not used to (open shots), maybe,” Anthony told ESPN.com. “The way we get the shots, the way we get the ball, none of us are used to having it in that position, having it in certain spots on the court. Maybe being that wide open sometimes. But I don’t know, we’ve still gotta make shots.” The Thunder continue to get solid efforts from center Steven Adams, who scored a team-high 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting and is averaging 19 points on 71.3 percent shooting in seven games this month.

ABOUT THE 76ERS (14-13): Embiid isn’t the only Philadelphia youngster carrying a heavy load for the team, and Simmons paces the team in minutes (36.2) while offering 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 7.7 assists. “He’s handled this season with an incredible amount of poise, given that he’s never really played the position, or never played in the NBA,” coach Brett Brown told reporters of Simmons, according to the team’s website. “There are times when I’m coaching him, he really doesn’t give the impression he’s fatiguing.” Simmons logged at least 36 minutes in each of the last eight games and went for 40 or more four times during that span.

Oddsmakers opened the 76ers as -3-point favorites versus the Thunder, while the game’s total opened at 211.5.

The Philadelphia 76ers snapped a four-game slide with a win at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday while pushing their young stars harder than ever. The 76ers will try to avoid heavy minutes for the likes of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.

Embiid logged a career-high 39 minutes in the 118-112 overtime win at Minnesota after missing the previous two games with a back injury and collected 28 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high eight assists in the victory. “We needed this,” Embiid told reporters after the win. “We lost four games, so we need this pretty bad. I was excited to come back. My goal is always to bring a lot of energy, obviously use my skill, but at the end of the day, just playing hard.” Few players play harder than Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who struggled through a terrible shooting night on Wednesday but still managed to record a triple-double and lead his team to a 100-95 win at Indiana. The reigning MVP went for 10 points on 3-of-17 shooting, 17 rebounds and 12 assists to record his 35th triple-double of 2017, the most ever in a calendar year.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 118-112 winner on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the +5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (230) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 100-95 result against the Pacers on December 13. The Thunder covered in that game as a -1-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

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Oklahoma City:
Team record: 13-14 SU,9-18 ATS
Oklahoma City is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
Oklahoma City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games

Team record: 14-13 SU,16-10-1 ATS
Philadelphia is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games

Next up:
Oklahoma City at New York Saturday, December 16
Philadelphia at Chicago Monday, December 18

NBA Sports Betting Tips
1. 76ers SF Robert Covington (back contusion) sat out each of the last two games and is day-to-day.

2. Thunder SG Alex Abrines is 12-of-21 from 3-point range in the last three games.

3. Westbrook averaged 25 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.5 assists in two wins over Philadelphia last season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks:  Philadelphia 76ers will cover the spread at -1 and the game will stay under 212½ points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: 76ers 105, Thunder 103 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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