Sixers with sixth shortest odds to win NBA title

Andrew Porter
June 29, 2020 - 10:22 am
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The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most polarizing NBA teams, as the 2019-2020 season is about to resume on July 31st with 22 teams in Orlando, Florida. 

BetOnline lists the Sixers at 22-1 to win the NBA Championship, tied with the Toronto Raptors for the sixth shortest odds. The five teams ahead of Philly include: the Lakers, Bucks, Clippers, Rockets, and Celtics. 

Here are the full odds:

Los Angeles Lakers                   9/4       

Milwaukee Bucks                      3/1                   

Los Angeles Clippers                 7/2

Houston Rockets                       10/1     

Boston Celtics                           15/1     

Philadelphia 76ers                     22/1                 

Toronto Raptors                        22/1                 

Denver Nuggets                        30/1     

Dallas Mavericks                       40/1                 

Miami Heat                                40/1

Utah Jazz                                  40/1                 

Brooklyn Nets                           60/1                 

New Orleans Pelicans               80/1                 

Oklahoma City Thunder              80/1                 

Portland Blazers                        80/1     

Indiana Pacers                          100/1               

Memphis Grizzlies                     200/1               

Orlando Magic                          250/1               

Sacramento Kings                     300/1   

San Antonio Spurs                    500/1               

Phoenix Suns                            750/1               

Washington Wizards                  1000/1  

 

NBA analyst and former Sixer Charles Barkley is bullish on Philly's chances to have success when the season resumes. 

"They gonna have the two best players on the court in every series, except against the Milwaukee Bucks," Barkley said, obviously referring to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. The long lay off may have helped Simmons and Embiid recover from their respective injuries, but conditioning -- especially for Embiid -- will be crucial. As for Simmons, Brett Brown has already said does not expect Simmons to be 100-percent, as he is still recovering from a serious back injury. 

The schedules were released last week and the Sixers' looks favorable. While the Sixers open up with a tougher matchup against the Pacers, they play five straight games against sub-.500 teams.

Also, last week, the Sixers signed Australian bench shooter Ryan Broekhoff

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