Vegas Over/Under: 42.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 40-42 The Bet: Hammer the beneath The Philadelphia 76ers seem to one day become the best team in the Eastern Conference on course. But let’s not by expecting too much, too 16, make an air of disappointment.
Vegas, likely capitalizing on the enthusiasm that surrounds all the future stars, is already doing so. Now, betting under is one of the most easy sports stakes of this year.
Joel Embiid is not guaranteed to keep healthier. Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons have played at a zero matches. The remainder of the roster is laden with upside, but they are by no means sure to break and produce strongly positive results in 2017-18.
Lest we forget, the Sixers went 28-54 during the 2016-17 year old. If you bet the over, you’re counting on at least a 15-game improvement, and that is rather a lot to ask.
To the contrary, disagreements exist of course. Philadelphia had so many turnover issues last year that counting on two newcomer playmakers to lead the fee is not really a problem. It won 28 games with Embiid only suiting up 31 occasions, and both numbers are likely to trend up going forward, especially with more depth surrounding the talented center.
But incremental advancement remains a lot more likely than a massive leap from deep from the lottery to over .500.