The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers are 32-22 overall and 14-12 at home, while Oklahoma City is 17-37 overall and 8-19 on the road. Philadelphia traded for Brooklyn's James Harden on Thursday prior to the trade deadline, but Harden is not going to play on Friday night.
Philadelphia is favored by 12.5 points in the latest 76ers vs. Thunder odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 208.5. Before entering any Thunder vs. 76ers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- 76ers vs. Thunder spread: 76ers -12.5
- 76ers vs. Thunder over-under: 208 points
What you need to know about the 76ers
Philadelphia was at the forefront of NBA news on Thursday when it traded Ben Simmons, Andre Drummond and Seth Curry for Harden and Paul Millsap. Harden and Millsap are not going to be available on Friday night, though. Simmons had not played for Philadelphia this season due to a holdout. The Sixers are also listing Shake Milton (back) and Tyrese Maxey (hamstring) as questionable for this one.
The 76ers are coming off a 114-109 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday, despite another strong performance from big man Joel Embiid. He had 34 points and 12 rebounds, marking 21 consecutive games with at least 25 points. Embiid is averaging an NBA-best 29.4 points per game, but Philadelphia has only covered the spread twice in its last seven home games.
What you need to know about the Thunder
Oklahoma City is currently in the middle of a rebuilding season, which has been evident during its current three-game losing streak. The Thunder came up short in a 117-98 loss to Toronto on Wednesday, as they were unable to overcome a slow start. Theo Maledon and Aleksej Pokusevski each scored 18 points in the loss.
The Thunder are playing without leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is out until at least the All-Star Break due to an ankle injury. Small forward Luguentz Dort is the active scoring leader, averaging 17.0 points per game. OKC is 10-2 in its last 12 trips to Philadelphia.
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