The Oklahoma City Thunder play the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, moneyline odds and over-under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet on Tipico Sportsbook.
The game tips off at 6 p.m. Central Time and can be seen on Bally Sports Oklahoma.
The Thunder are 0-2 coming off an opening-game loss to the Utah Jazz and then a blowout at the hands of the Houston Rockets. The Sixers are 1-1 with their loss coming to the Brooklyn Nets, but they may be without Joel Embiid, who entered Sunday as questionable. Ben Simmons remains out.
Thunder vs. Sixers notable injuries:
Joel Embiid was questionable on Sunday morning and Sixers backup center Andre Drummond was doubtful. There were no major Thunder injuries.
Advice and prediction
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I thought the Thunder would cover the spread against the Jazz and beat the Rockets. I was extremely wrong on both accounts. Even if Embiid does miss this game, I would expect the Sixers to cover the spread.
Three things to keep in mind before putting your money on Philly, though: One, OKC has been decimated by opposing bigs. Rudy Gobery and Christian Wood dominated. However, if both Embiid and Drummond are out, the Thunder could match up better and use their height and length to their advantage in a game of small-ball.
Two, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has not yet had a good game. He won’t be held below 20 points for much longer. Expect an outburst soon.
Three, the Thunder will make their home debut and have fans in the crowd for the first time since March 2020. The place will be loud and fiercely pro-OKC.
The way all that lines up, plus OKC’s surprising success in the first half of last season with Gilgeous-Alexander on the court, almost convinces me that this could be their first win of the season.
But no, the Thunder just lost by 33 points to the Rockets. Stay away until further notice.
Prediction: Sixers 118, Thunder 105
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Source: Yahoo Sports