Sportsbooks are very keen on the Philadelphia 76ers this year. The team is among the top-four in favorites to win the NBA championship in June, with prices between +700 and +900 at most outlets.
For those who still haven’t bet yet with FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, there’s a price boost that seems almost too good to be true. New players can make their first wager on the Sixers with New Jersey’s top book at +7600 (76-to-1) odds.
No, that’s not the price for Ben Simmons to win the 3-point contest at the All-Star game. This is for the team to win its first Larry O’Brien trophy since 1983.
This is a very generous deal, considering how much handle the Sixers have generated across the board on the NBA futures market. With FanDuel running in PA now, this is a huge opportunity to drive new business and bring on new accounts (before DraftKings comes to town).
Follow the process
There are, of course, some rules for the promotion. The max bet on this odds boost is $10 and the winnings will be paid out in credits. Perfect for those of us who are looking to build bankrolls on the Euro 2020 soccer tournament and other summer events.
For new accounts, all you need to do is sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook through the normal parameters and use the promo code PROCESS to access the deal. This MUST be the first wager made on the account and no other “first bet” offers can be used.
Clap your hands, everybody
Those who can’t take advantage of the +7600 deal can still bet on the Sixers. The team is +750 for all bets to win the NBA title, +220 to win the East for the first time since 2001, and -175 to win the Atlantic Division. The team is also +160 to take the top seed in the East, behind only Milwaukee. Third-best in that category is Boston at +1200.
Surprisingly, center Joel Embiid is a lower price to win Defensive Player of the Year (+750, fourth choice) than Most Valuable Player (+1600, eighth choice). Simmons has a better MVP price (+4000) than he does for DPOY (+5000). Rookie Matisse Thybulle is +6000 for Rookie of the Year and +10000 for DPOY.
Opening Night got you feeling confident? You’ve got a little time to pull the trigger because the 76/1 promo runs through Nov. 3. Other prices may move, so act quickly on those.