Betting Philadelphia 76er’s Special NBA Props
The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the more interesting stories in the NBA the past several years. A rise from the ashes put them in the spotlight. Yet, a first-round sweep in this year’s playoffs against rival Boston suddenly has this team at a crossroads.
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First, they perfected the art of tanking as part of ‘The Process.’ Starting in 2013 through 2016/2017 season, the team won a grand total of 75 games. Along the way, they added Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as the cornerstones of the franchise.
Philly went on to win 52 games the next season but excited the playoffs in the second round. It was basically a repeat performance in the 2018/2019 season.
Coming into this season, a few added pieces to the puzzle (such as veteran Al Horford) raised expectations. Inconsistency and injury plague the team at the restart. It fizzled out quickly in four-straight losses to the Celtics.
US Online Sportsbooks Special Prop Betting Odds
BetOnline sportsbook has taken up the Sixers’ cause with a list of special props outlining their future. The first casualty was head coach Brett Brown. He was fired shortly after the series loss to Boston.
The first prop covers the team’s next head coach. Tyronn Lue is the favorite at +100. However, he is also on the short list of teams looking for a new head coach. He is probably the best option but also in high demand.
Ime Udoka is second at +300. He was an assistant coach with Brown. The 76ers could go in that direction if GM Elton Brand has confidence he can turn things around.
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One interesting option is Villanova head coach Jay Wright at +400. However, he has given no indication he is looking to leave the college ranks. A few other candidates on the list are:
- Kenny Atkinson +600
- Sam Cassell +700
- Mark Jackson +800
- Jason Kidd +900
Pick: Go with Udoka as the best value play.
Another prop covers the future of three key players. The betting odds for this trio all heavily favor them staying with the team.
Al Horford’s odds to return are -600 against +350 for NO.
The odds that Simmons returns to the team are -800. The odds he will not be back are +425.
Also on the list is Embiid as the Sixers’ top franchise player. His odds to return are -1000 against +550 odds he plays elsewhere.
Maybe Brand is laying most of this year’s failure on Brown. He has publicly stated that he is not looking to trade Simmons or Embiid. He is looking to rebuild around those two All-Star players.
Indeed, this makes all the sense in the world considering each player’s young tenure in the NBA. Simmons is 24 and Embiid is 26. It also appears that both players want to stay in Philly which is another plus.
You might want to take a flyer on the favorable +350 odds that Horford departs. Brand did say everything else remains “on the table.”