Philadelphia 76ers Betting and Team Guide
Every single NBA season provides countless Philadelphia 76ers betting opportunities. If you approach them smartly, you could make some good money. The most important step would be to learn everything about the franchise, and this is where our 76ers team guide steps in. It features important information about the history of the franchise, the latest updates, and an expert analysis of the roster and staff.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting in 2019-20
Let’s start with the latest Philadelphia 76ers betting options for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Latest Philadelphia 76ers Odds for 2019-20
Philadelphia 76ers to Win the 2020 NBA Championship+1000
Philadelphia 76ers to Win the 2020 NBA Eastern Conference+450
Philadelphia 76ers to Win the 2020 NBA Atlantic Division+175
Philadelphia 76ers Predictions for 2019-20
- Current Prediction: 52-55 wins, Eastern Conference Finals
- Current Pick: Win the Atlantic Division
- Last Updated: January 16th
The injury to Joel Embiid’s left hand might scare some away from backing Philly to win the Atlantic Division, but not me. Embiid should be back within the next 10-12 days, and in the meantime, it’s not like Boston or Toronto has run away.
All things considered, latching onto the 76ers now at +175 has plenty of merit. They were listed at -120 to win their division not long ago, so there’s clearly some value associated with their current price tag.
- Previous Philadelphia 76ers Predictions
- Prediction: 55-58 wins, Eastern Conference Finals
- Pick: Win the Atlantic Division
With the roster that has been assembled in the City of Brotherly Love, anything short of a trip to the NBA Finals is going to be chalked up as a disappointing year. The Bucks certainly have the best player in the East, but you can easily argue that Philly has the best collection of talent of any one team in the conference.
Toronto and Boston will give chase, and the Pacers could be a threat once Victor Oladipo returns. Nevertheless, the Sixers appear to be on a collision course to meet the Bucks in the ECF.
- Prediction: Top 3 seed in the East
- Pick: To win the Eastern Conference +200
I initially thought that there’s no point in backing the 76ers to win the East, but I think that was a mistake. The team has enormous potential and leadership which should be crucial in the playoffs. The price of around +200 seems like good value and this is my recommended pick at the start of the season. If the top players of the 76ers can stay fit in the playoffs, they can challenge the Bucks.
The Philadelphia 76ers pushed the Toronto Raptors in the previous NBA season. With Kawhi Leonard gone, the franchise feels now may be the time to win the Eastern Conference and fight for the NBA Championship.
The odds at most NBA betting sites confirm that theory, but we have our doubts. Jimmy Butler was their best player and he’s now gone, while Joel Embiid’s health issues could return at any point. The big man and Ben Simmons also operate in the same areas offensively, so the team might struggle.
These are a few of the reasons why we don’t see value in the current betting odds for Philadelphia 76ers. The team could end up winning the Eastern Conference, but it’s simply not worth risking right now.
Philadelphia 76ers News and Updates
January 16th, by Michael Wynn
All signs are pointing toward Joel Embiid returning to the Sixers lineup before the end of January. In the interim, Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson continue to help carry the offensive load as Ben Simmons asserts himself as a more of a go-to player.
In six January games, Simmons is averaging 20 points and over 10 rebounds per game.
- Previous News and Updates
December 6th, by Michael Wynn
Undefeated at home (10-0), the Sixers are clearly going to be in the running to represent the Eastern Conference in the Championship series
Joel Embiid is nursing a sore hip and will miss Saturday’s game versus the Cavs – which may be worth monitoring. In the event that Philadelphia holds Joel out on Sunday (vs. Raptors) as well, the hip contusion he suffered may be more serious than the team initially thought.
October 14, by Jerry Summer
After a few videos of the new shooting form of Ben Simmons, we finally saw some confirmation that a change might be coming. The man made his first three as an NBA player, but it was in a preseason game and against questionable opposition.
If he can develop his jump shot, the 76ers will be one of the strongest team in the NBA and a legitimate contender for the Championship.
July 7, by Jerry Summer
The Philadelphia 76ers found their own version of the old saying, “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Al Horford was Joel Embiid’s kryptonite in the past couple of seasons. This time around, the 76ers signed the veteran alongside Tobias Harris.
Unfortunately, Jimmy Butler is gone and he was one of their best players in the 2018-19 NBA season.
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The Philadelphia 76ers in 2019-20
Philadelphia 76ers Roster in 2019-20
Let’s take a look at the list of players that will be representing the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2019-20 NBA season.
- Ben Simmons – Guard
- Trey Burke – Guard
- Matisse Thybulle – Guard
- Raul Neto – Guard
- Marial Shayok – Guard
- Terry Harris – Guard
- Tra Holder – Guard
- Zhaire Smith – Guard
- Shake Milton – Guard
- Furkan Korkmaz – Guard
- Tobias Harris – Forward
- Josh Richardson – Forward
- James Ennis – Forward
- Al Horford – Forward
- Mike Scott – Forward
- Jonah Bolden – Forward
- Amir Johnson – Forward
- Isaiah Miles – Forward
- Joel Embiid – Center
- Kyle O’Quinn – Center
- Greg Monroe – Center
- Christ Koumadje – Center
Projected Starting Lineup
The main load will lie on the shoulders of these Philadelphia 76ers starters. Here are the players we expect to see the most.
- Ben Simmons Point Guard
- Josh Richardson Shooting Guard
- Tobias Harris Small Forward
- Al Horford Power Forward
- Joel Embiid Center
Let’s start by saying this could very well end up being the best defensive team in the NBA in 2019-20. With the exception of Tobias Harris, everyone is a monster on that end. Embiid is the second-best rim protector in the league behind Rudy Gobert. Horford is a smart defender that can do a little bit of everything, Richardson is an expert on the perimeter, and Simmons can guard pretty much every position.
That’s a solid base that should help the team immensely! And the offense should be working fine in the regular season, but what will happen in this year’s playoffs? Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid both like to play under the rim.
The other three starters can shoot from three and stretch the defenses. Still, we feel the strongest teams out there will be able to limit the 76ers in their postseason clashes.
Depth and Bench
The Philadelphia 76ers took a hit this summer, as JJ Reddick has joined the Pelicans. The veteran used to provide instant offense and outside shooting. One of the guys that could step up in his absence is the young and athletic Zhaire Smith.
James Ennis is another player that can impact the games for the second unit and Furkan Korkmaz showed enough to get re-signed by the team. A lot is expected by Mike Scott, but his defense is a bit questionable.
The overall impression is that the 76ers might be a little short when it comes to the second unit.
Philadelphia 76ers Staff in 2019-20
Here are the other key members of the organization.
- Head Coach: Brett Brown
- Coaching Staff: Ime Udoka (Asst. Coach), Joseph Blair (Asst. Coach), John Bryant (Asst. Coach), Jim O’Brien (Asst. Coach) Kevin Young (Asst. Coach), Todd Wright (Asst. Coach)
- Ownership: Joshua Harris
- General Manager: Elton Brand
Brett Brown was appointed as a head coach in 2013 with a clear goal in mind — to develop the young players of the Philadelphia 76ers. Before the Sixers, he did this for more than a decade with the San Antonio Spurs. This season, we’re going to see the results.
The likes of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are looking more like NBA superstars than promising youngsters nowadays. The big question is whether or not the team can make the final step and win the league.
Philadelphia 76ers Schedule in 2019-20
The schedule can have a huge impact on players’ performance, and the Philadelphia 76ers are no exception. Once the dates are up, we’ll post them here and take a closer look at the key moments of the 2019-20 NBA season.
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Philadelphia 76ers Overview and Key Info
The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the “Sixers”) are three-time NBA champions with wins in 1955, 1967, and 1983. They started in the NBA as the Syracuse Nationals in Central New York, but they were moved to Philadelphia in ’63 to replace the Warriors that headed west to San Francisco.
In addition to three championships, the team has won five divisional titles and nine conference titles. Philadelphia’s roster has included Hall of Famers like Wilt Chamberlain, Dolph Schayes, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson.
Jack Ramsay, Alex Hannum, and Larry Brown are the Hall of Fame inductees from the 76ers’ list of 24 head coaches.
Let’s explore some key facts about the Philadelphia 76ers.
Philadelphia 76ers – Key Info
- Current Team Location
- In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1963
- Eastern Conference – Atlantic
- Wells Fargo Center
- G League Team
- Delaware Blue Coats
- Team Value (Forbes 2018)
- $1.18 billion
Philadelphia 76ers History
The Philadelphia 76ers weren’t always Pennsylvania-based nor were they initially called the 76ers. They made their start in Syracuse, New York, as the Syracuse Nationals and are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA.
Relocation in ’63
Under new ownership, the team was moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1963 to replace the Warriors that had recently migrated to San Francisco. The 76ers name was a result of a contest and refers to the Philadelphia-based signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Throughout its more than 70-year NBA history, the Nationals/76ers have claimed five division and nine conference titles, in addition to winning it all three times (1955, 1967, 1983).
Three NBA Championships
The first NBA championships were as the Syracuse Nationals in 1955 in seven games against the (Fort Wayne) Pistons. Dolph Schayes was forward, and Al Cervi had just taken over full-time coaching duties after being a player-coach for five seasons.
In 1967, Wilt Chamberlain was MVP for the recently relocated Philadelphia 76ers as they beat the Warriors in a 4-2 series for their second NBA championship title. The third came in 1983 led by Moses Malone, Bobby Jones, and Julius (Dr. J) Erving in a 4-0 sweep of the Lakers, the last championship win to date. In 2001, the Sixers faced the Lakers again but lost that time in a 4-1 series.
The 76ers have had their share of big-name talent over the years and have retired nine numbers.
The honorees have included Charles Barkley, Billy Cunningham, Bobby Jones, Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain, Maurice Cheeks, Julius Erving, Dolph Schayes, and Allen Iverson.
Philadelphia 76ers Championships and Playoffs
- 3 NBA Championships: 1983, 1967, 1955
- 9 Conference Titles: 2001, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1977, 1967, 1955, 1954, 1950
- 5 Division Titles: 2001, 1990, 1983, 1978, 1977
Home Court – Wells Fargo Center
- Inaugurated: 1996
- Renovated: n/a
- Capacity: 20,478
- Former Names: Spectrum II, CoreStates Center, First Union Center, Wachovia Center
The Wells Fargo Center is home to four professional teams. In addition to the 76ers, it’s the dedicated arena for NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul, and the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings.
The venue is part of a bigger sports complex that also includes Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park.
Wells Fargo Center is owned by Comcast Spectacor, which also owns the Philadelphia Flyers. The arena offers 126 luxury suites and also houses NBC Sports Philadelphia.
- Venue Address: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
- Mailing Address: Philadelphia 76ers, c/o Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
- Phone: 215-339-7600
Philadelphia 76ers Head Coaches
Al Cervi was the first coach of the Sixers when they joined the NBA as the Syracuse Nationals in 1949. Cervi was a player-coach for the first four seasons (1949-53) and then led the Nationals to their first of three NBA championships in 1955. Cervi compiled a 294-201 (.594) record and was .567 with 34 wins and 26 losses in the playoffs.
Alex Hannum was the third coach from 1960-63 and returned in 1966 after Dolph Schayes’ tenure from 1963-66. Hannum not only has the highest winning percentage of all 24 coaches with .798 for his second term but is the name behind the 1967 NBA championship.
The third championship, and last to date, in ‘83, was under Billy Cunningham’s reign from 1977-85. Cunningham’s 454 wins are at the top of the 76ers’ leaderboard. He also compiled a 66-39 playoffs record for a .629 winning percentage in post-season play.
|Last 10 Philadelphia 76ers Head Coaches|
|24||2013 – || Brett Brown ||178-314 ||.362|| 12-10 ||.545||–|
Brett Brown is Philadelphia’s 24th coach, hired in 2013 after serving as the director of player development for the San Antonio Spurs from 2002-2013.
Brown was previously a head coach in Australia with the NBL and is a two-time NBL champion with four additional championships as an assistant coach. He was also named the NBL’s Coach of the Year in 1994.
Philadelphia 76ers Last Five Seasons
|Season||Coach||Finish||W-L||%||Playoffs||Points Leader (avg/game)|
|2018-19 || Brett Brown||2nd||51-31|| .622||Lost Conf. Finals||Joel Embiid (27.5)|
|2017-18||Brett Brown||3rd||52-30||.634||Lost Conf. Semifinals||Joel Embiid (22.9)|
|2016-17||Brett Brown||4th||28-54||.341||–||Joel Embiid (20.2)|
|2015-16||Brett Brown||5th||10-72||.122||–||Jahlil Okafor (17.5)|
|2014-15||Brett Brown||4th||18-64||.220||–||Tony Wroten (16.9)|
Philadelphia 76ers All-Time Career Leaders
|Average Pts/Game||Wilt Chamberlain||27.62||1964-1968|
As a member of the team known as both the Syracuse Nationals and the Philadelphia 76ers, Hal Greer is all-time points leader and is 26th all-time for the league. Syracuse picked him as their second-round pick (13th overall) in the 1958 NBA draft out of Marshall University where he played basketball and baseball for the Thundering Herd. He was an All-American and First-Team All-MAC in 1958.
Greer was with the 76ers franchise for his entire pro career from 1958-73. In ’67, the guard averaged 22 points per game to help the 76ers win their second NBA championship. Greer was a ten-time All-Star and the MVP of the 1968 game. He was also All-NBA Second Team for seven consecutive years from 1963 through 1969. He went on to coach for the Philadelphia Kings in the Continental Basketball League. His number 15 jersey was retired by the 76ers, and Hal Greer was inducted into both the College and Professional Basketball Halls of Fame.
Wilt Chamberlain broke records in his Kansas University debut for the Jayhawks in 1956. He scored 52 points and 31 rebounds in an 87-69 win against Northwestern. Before finishing his senior year, Chamberlain signed with the Harlem Globetrotters and then made his NBA debut in 1959 with the Philadelphia Warriors.
In his first season, he averaged 27 rebounds and 37.6 points and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1960. Wilt was traded to the 76ers during the 1965 All-Star break and played three seasons for the newly relocated Philadelphia team. He was an 11-time NBA rebounding champion, seven-time NBA scoring champion, and seven-time All-NBA First Team. He earned the league’s MVP status in 1960 as well as three consecutive years from 1966-68.
Chamberlain was also a 13-time NBA All-Star as well as receiving a long list of awards and achievements. He’s still a multiple NBA record holder and the 76ers’ career leader with an average of 27.62 points per game. He retired after the 1973 season with the Lakers. His number 13 was retired by the 76ers as well as the Golden State Warriors and Lakers, and he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Maurice Cheeks has been a coach since 1993. But the point guard was originally signed to the Philadelphia 76ers in 1978 after being their second-round pick in the NBA draft out of Texas A&M. Cheeks is the 76ers’ all-time career leader in assists with 6,212 from the 1978-89 seasons. He helped the 76ers get to three NBA finals in 1980 and 1982, as well as the 1983 championship win. Maurice was a four-time NBA All-Star as well as four-time NBA All-Defensive First Team from 1983 through 1986.
For the league, Cheeks holds the fifth-highest number of steals and is 11th for assists. He retired with 12,195 points, 7,392 assists, and 2,310 steals and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 76ers organization also honored him by retiring his number 10 jersey.
Dolph Schayes was a member of the 76ers as both a player (1948-1964) and a coach (1963-1966). In 1948, Schayes was drafted by both the New York Knicks (BAA) and Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL) out of NYU. The Blackhawks traded his rights to the Syracuse Nationals, and Dolph remained on the team for 16 years, through its transition to Philadelphia.
The power forward/center was a 12-consecutive-year NBA All-Star, six-time All-NBA First-Team, and six-time Second-Team. He was 1951’s NBA rebounding leader and is the 76ers’ all-time rebounding career leader with 11,256. Dolph was named to the NBA’s 25th Anniversary Team and 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. His number 4 was retired by the Philadelphia 76ers. In addition to being a Hall of Famer, Schayes was also named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
The 76ers are one of the oldest NBA franchises with their inaugural 1946 season.
In 1973, the team had their worst record in franchise history with a 9-73 record, a winning percentage of just 11.
The team’s theme song was written in 1975, inspired by the popular kids PBS television show, Sesame Street.
Team Apex and Team Dignitas are two esports teams owned by the 76ers.
Philadelphia led the pack by signing a jersey sponsorship deal with StubHub.