Vegas Over/Under: 42.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 40-42 The Bet: Hammer the beneath The Philadelphia 76ers appear to one day on course. However, let’s not create a feeling of disappointment by expecting too much, too soon.
Vegas, probably capitalizing on the enthusiasm that surrounds all the future celebrities, is already doing so. Nowadays, betting under is one of the year’s most easy sports bets.
Joel Embiid is not guaranteed to stay healthy. Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons have played at a zero games. The remainder of the roster is laden with upside down, but they’re by no means guaranteed to break and produce strongly positive results in 2017-18.
Lest we forget, the Sixers went. Should you bet the over, you’re counting on at least a 15-game improvement, and that’s quite a good deal to ask.
To the contrary, arguments exist Obviously. Philadelphia had numerous turnover problems last year which counting on two rookie playmakers to direct the charge is not really a problem. It won 28 games with Embiid only suiting up 31 times, and the two numbers are likely to trend up moving forward, particularly with more thickness surrounding the gifted center.
But incremental improvement is still a lot more likely than a massive jump from deep in the lottery to above .500.