Oklahoma City Thunder vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview 2/11/2022

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview 2/11/2022

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview 2/11/2022

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will play on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday at 7 p.m. EST. The Thunder are coming off a 117-98 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Oklahoma City is the 14th ranked team in the Western Conference with a 17-37 record. They enter Friday’s meeting on a three-game losing streak.

The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Phoenix Suns, 114-109, on Wednesday night. The 76ers have lost three of their last four games. They are ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 32-22 record.

How The Oklahoma City Thunder Can Win: 

The Thunder will be moving forward with their young roster. They will keep experiencing growing pains as the season progresses, but this is a necessary part of roster development. Look for Luguentz Dort to have a big role in this contest against the 76ers. He scored 15 points with four rebounds and four assists in the loss to the Raptors. Dort will look to help out the rest of the team.

How The Philadelphia 76ers Can Win: 

The 76ers experienced a roster overhaul on Thursday when they traded Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for James Harden and Paul Millsap. Harden will be a factor for the rest of the season. It will be interesting to see if he returns soon from his hamstring injury, but when he returns, he will be an immediate scorer for the 76ers alongside Joel Embiid. Between Embiid, Harden, and Tobias Harris, the 76ers will look to make a run over the next two months before the playoffs.

The Spread Via FanDuel: 

Moneyline: OKC (+640)| PHI (-950)

Spread: OKC (+13)| PHI (-13)

 

Final Prediction: 76ers 106, Thunder 98

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