Vegas Over/Under: 42.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 40-42 The Bet: Hammer the beneath The Philadelphia 76ers appear to one day become the best team in the Eastern Conference. But let’s not create a feeling of disappointment by expecting too much.
Vegas, likely capitalizing on the enthusiasm that surrounds all of the future stars, is already doing so. Betting under is one of the year’s most easy sports stakes.
Joel Embiid is not guaranteed to stay healthier. Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons have played at a combined zero games. The remainder of the roster is laden with upside down, but they are by no means sure to break through and create strongly positive benefits in 2017-18.
Lest we forget, the Sixers went. If you bet the above, you’re counting on at least a 15-game improvement, and that’s quite a lot to ask.
On the contrary, arguments exist of course. Philadelphia had numerous turnover issues last year which counting on two newcomer playmakers to lead the fee is not actually an issue. It won 28 games with Embiid only suiting up 31 occasions, and the two numbers are likely to trend up moving forward, especially with more depth surrounding the talented center.
But incremental advancement is still far more probable than a massive jump from deep from the lottery to over .500.
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