The Philadelphia 76ers have a slew of questions to answer heading into this season. Most notably, will James Harden suit up for them? 76ers odds have them as +1800 or longer to win the NBA title. Now that Harden has been traded to the L.A. Clippers, the Sixers chances of winning the championship are as high as +2800 to +3000.
The former league MVP publicly declared he wanted out directly after opting into the final year of his contract with Philly. He later specified he only wants to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. Other questions for the 76ers center around the departures of key role players such as Georges Niang, Shake Milton, and Jalen McDaniels. All three played key minutes down the stretch of the regular season and into Philadelphia’s playoff run.
Philadelphia 76ers Odds
View the updated Philadelphia 76ers odds below, including moneyline, point spreads, and totals for their next game.
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Additions: Patrick Beverley (signed), Mo Bamba (signed), Kelly Oubre Jr. (free agent), Marcus Morris (trade), Robert Convington (trade), Nic Batum (trade), KJ Martin (trade)
Subtractions: Georges Niang (free agent), Shake Milton (free agent), Jalen McDaniels (free agent), Dewayne Dedmon (free agent), James Harden (trade), P.J. Tucker (trade), Flip Petrusev (trade), Danny Green (released)
Here is the current 76ers roster.
76ers 2023-2024 Schedule
The 76ers have opened the 2023-2024 regular season. Here is Philadelphia’s complete schedule, including a Christmas Day matchup at the Miami Heat.
Who Is The Best Player On The 76ers?
Joel Embiid might be the best basketball player in the world. At the very least, he’s in the top three or four. His two-way dominance has allowed him to average 30.8/10.9/3.8 over the past three years on 55.1/36.5/84.1 shooting splits. That’s rare territory indeed, the trick will just be translating that to the playoffs. Embiid’s scoring has taken a big hit there (24 PPG) along with his efficiency (just 50 eFG%).
Player props are an increasingly popular way to bet on sports. However, unlike major markets (game lines, totals), prop markets can change significantly from one sportsbook to another. Luckily for bettors, TheLines has a built-in prop tool that enables you to find the best prices on any players you’re looking to bet.
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76ers’ 2022-23 season Recap
Philly got off to a pretty poor start to the season, at least relative to expectations. On Dec. 5, they were 12-12 after losing their third consecutive game, this one to the lottery-bound Houston Rockets.
After that, they reeled off an eight-game winning streak, the first seven at home. And they pretty much haven’t looked back.
In early March, Philly sat at 40-22. On the one hand, that put them in pretty decent shape in the grand scheme of the Eastern Conference. They were likely ticketed for the No. 3 seed and at least one home playoff series, although things would get quite a bit tougher after that. Several games back of Boston, who had also swept them 3-0 to that point, any hope of moving up in the pecking order and/or taking the division looked dead.
Then, the Sixers reeled off another eight-game winning streak. Suddenly, what looked like two foregone conclusions — Boston would win the division and get home court in a presumptive playoff matchup, and Nikola Jokic would best Embiid yet again for MVP — have been thrown into serious question. As of late March, the Sixers remain a half game back of the Celtics, who look to be stumbling a bit down the stretch. And Embiid has steamed into favorite status thanks to several monster games and recent struggles by the Nuggets.
Both races will provide interesting fodder for NBA fans down the stretch.
How To Bet On Philadelphia 76ers Odds
There are many ways to bet Philadelphia 76ers odds during the NBA season.
- 76ers +5: This is the point spread. Since the 76ers are underdogs (denoted by the plus sign), they are getting five from the Warriors. That is, they must win the game or lose by fewer than five to cash the bets — a five-point loss would return your money.
- 76ers +170: This is the moneyline. Again, the 76ers are underdogs (plus sign), so the bettor “gets” a price. That is, they win $170 for every $100 they bet on the 76ers.
- Over/Under 234.5: This is the betting total. Bettors taking the over must see at least 235 points scored in order to win their bets. Those on the under must see 234 or fewer.
Any of these bets can usually be combined with other bets in parlays. A same game parlay with multiple wagers from one 76ers game also gives the option of combining multiple bets in hopes of a bigger payout.
Smaller Markets, Other 76ers Betting Options
Getting past the basics, player props are probably the next most popular way to bet the NBA. Since few if any team sports are more individual player-driven than the NBA, player props for the association are a very popular option. Rather than simply betting the 76ers to beat the Warriors or cover the spread, one can bet that Joel Embiid will score more than, say, 33.5 points. Or, they can bet that he will snag more than 11.5 rebounds. People love to bet props on their favorite players and in nationally televised games.
We’ve already discussed futures bets above. These allow a bettor to make a wager that the 76ers can accomplish some feat at a later date: win the Atlantic Division, the Eastern Conference, the NBA Finals, surpass a certain number of wins, etc.
NBA bettors can also try teasers. Usually, NBA teasers involve buying four points from the sportsbook — for example, turning 76ers +5 into 76ers +9 against the Warriors — but in exchange, the bettor must parlay that adjusted price with at least one more adjusted price. Generally speaking, it isn’t advised to bet NBA teasers. “Key numbers” don’t exist they way they do for NFL games. Therefore, buying points is usually a losing proposition.
Finally, there’s live betting. Live betting has gained more and more steam in recent years, particularly in the NBA. Live betting the NBA is a great way to take advantage of things like lineup changes and random scoring runs. Teams very frequently make up large deficits in the modern, 3-point-centric NBA. That makes live betting teams that fall behind early an attractive option.
Pay attention to plus-minus data as well to help find an edge. For example, of the high-minutes 76ers players, Joel Embiid has the best net rating on the team (+10.8) by a large margin. He’s making a huge two-way impact. If the team sends him to the bench for his regular rest, that may be a great time to bet the Warriors live.
Philadelphia 76ers Franchise History
The 76ers are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA, dating to before the merger. No, not that merger, the other merger, when the National Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America combined to become the NBA in 1949-50. Prior to that, the 76ers existed as the Syracuse Nationals.
The Nationals got off to a thriving start, making the first NBA Finals where they lost to the then-Minneapolis Lakers in six. In 1954-55, after another finals defeat at the hands of the Lakers the year prior, the Nationals broke through with their first championship, defeating the Fort Wayne Pistons.
That would be the last finals the franchise would make out of Syracuse. They moved to Philadelphia for 1963-64 after founding owner Danny Biasone sold the team. Philly had been vacated by the Warriors moving to California. After one rough initial season, the team acquired hoops legend Wilt Chamberlain, whose numbers remain the stuff of lore to this day.
In Chamberlain’s third season there, he led a 68-win juggernaut that won the NBA Finals over the Warriors for the franchise’s second title.
However, he departed just two seasons later in a trade to the Lakers and the Sixers fell out of title contention. In 1972-73, the Sixers fielded arguably the worst team in league history, winning just nine games. The 9-73 record remains the all-time worst for a full 82-game season.
After a couple of more lean years, another golden age of 76ers basketball began with the acquisition of ABA star Julius Erving for the 1976-77 season. The Sixers immediately won 50 games and advanced to the finals, though they fell short against the Trail Blazers. Two more finals heartbreaks followed, with the Lakers topping them in both 1980 and 1982. Moses Malone joined the team the next season and the Sixers put together a 65-win campaign that helped him earn MVP honors. This time, they demolished the Lakers in a finals sweep to earn the franchise’s third title.
After seven more playoff appearances — but no finals — in the next eight years, the Sixers fell into another rut in the 1990s. They won no more than 35 games over an eight-year playoff drought.
One of those pitiful seasons yielded Allen Iverson with the No. 1 overall pick. Iverson and coaching legend Larry Brown led the next generation of contending Sixers squads. They made the playoffs five straight seasons starting in 1998-99, peaking with 56 wins and an NBA Finals appearance in 2000-01. However, the Lakers made short work of them in five.
A 10-year stretch of mediocrity began in 2003-04 with the departure of Brown. Iverson eventually followed and the team ran the treadmill around .500. Finally, under new management, the Sixers bottomed out with a legendary stretch of tanking starting in 2013-14. They amassed just 75 wins in the next four seasons via the league’s most purposeful effort ever to accumulate high draft picks.
“The Process” worked, however, bringing in ultra-premium talents Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons via top draft picks. Philly returned to respectability in 2017-18 with 52 wins and became a playoff mainstay even as Simmons’ career flamed out. Embiid rose to an MVP-level player and the team dealt Simmons for star guard James Harden in an attempt to make the last leap to championship level after a few disappointing playoff runs.
FAQs About Philadelphia 76ers Odds
What are the odds that the 76ers will win the NBA championship this year?
Philadelphia’s market price for winning the NBA championship is .
What did the 76ers get in the James Harden trade with the Clippers?
The Philadelphia 76ers traded disgruntled guard and former MVP James Harden to the L.A. Clippers for Marcus Morris, Robert Convington, Nic Batum, KJ Martin and multiple draft picks.
Has a 76ers player ever won MVP?
Yes. The 76ers have a rich history of MVP winners. Wilt Chamberlain won the franchise’s first NBA MVP award in 1966 and repeated each of the next two seasons. Julius Erving then won in 1981, Moses Malone followed in 1983 and Allen Iverson won another one years later in 2001. Joel Embiid added his name to the list last season.
Where do the Philadelphia 76ers play?
Philadelphia plays at the Wells Fargo Center, located in South Philadelphia near the airport and the Delaware River. It seats about 21,000 fans.
Who owns the Philadelphia 76ers?
Apollo Global Management, led by investment billionaire Josh Harris, bought the team in July 2011. Harris also owns the Washington Commanders and New Jersey Devils.
Who coaches the Philadelphia 76ers?
Nick Nurse. This will be his first season in Philadelphia.