Through the 2019-20 season’s first 55 games, the Philadelphia 76ers are 34-21. That’s about the pace of a 51-win team and currently places the Sixers 5th in the Eastern Conference standings. Not bad considering injuries and roster turnover, but 5th place isn’t quite where this team wants to be. At the very least, moving up a spot in the standings guarantees the Sixers home court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. And doing so seems very possible: the Sixers are just 1.5 games back of the Miami Heat and Philly has the 2nd easiest remaining strength of schedule according to Tankathon.

But at the end of the day, what fans really care about is the Sixers’ chances of winning a title. So, what are the Sixers’ chances looking like? SportsBetting.Ag released their latest NBA playoff odds, comparing team’s odds at the beginning of the season to their odds post All-Star break.

To win the Atlantic Division

Team: Odds on Oct. 21, Odds on Feb. 17

  • 76ers: -150, +750
  • Celtics: +350, +125
  • Nets: +600, N/A
  • Raptors: +600, -120
  • Knicks: +10000, N/A

The Sixers opened the season as favorites to win the Atlantic Division but have dropped all the way to +750. This has less to do with the Sixers’ first half and more to do with that of the Raptors. Toronto hasn’t missed a beat without Kawhi Leonard in the fold, sitting at 40-15 and on pace to win almost 60 games. Boston hasn’t done too bad for themselves either at 38-16. For Philly to steal the Atlantic Division crown from Toronto and Boston, they would have to have to make up a 6- and 4-game deficit, respectively.

To win the Eastern Conference

Team: Odds on Oct. 21, Odds on Feb. 17

  • Bucks: 3/2, 4/5
  • 76ers: 2/1, 5/1
  • Celtics: 8/1, 5/1
  • Nets: 8/1, 40/1
  • Raptors: 10/1, 8/1
  • Pacers: 12/1, 25/1
  • Heat: 14/1, 7/1
  • Magic: 40/1, 66/1
  • Pistons: 50/1, 250/1
  • Hawks: 50/1, 150/1
  • Bulls: 66/1, 250/1
  • Wizards: 100/1, 66/1
  • Knicks: 100/1, 250/1
  • Cavaliers: 150/1, 250/1
  • Hornets: 150/1, 250/1

It looks like Vegas odds makers are buying into the Sixers as being built for the playoffs over the regular season (or at least know that bettors do). While the Sixers’ odds to win the Eastern Conference have declined slightly from 2/1 to 5/1, that stills gives them the 2nd highest odds to represent the East in the NBA Finals (tied with Boston). The Miami Heat made a major leap, going from 14/1 to 7/1.

To win the NBA Finals

Team: Odds on Oct. 21, Odds on Feb. 17

  • Clippers: 7/2, 7/2
  • Lakers: 5/1, 11/4
  • Bucks: 5/1, 5/2
  • Rockets: 8/1, 14/1
  • 76ers: 9/1, 14/1
  • Warriors: 12/1, 1000/1
  • Jazz: 12/1, 16/1
  • Nuggets: 16/1, 16/1
  • Celtics: 16/1, 12/1
  • Raptors: 25/1, 25/1
  • Nets: 25/1, 100/1
  • Trail Blazers: 33/1, 66/1
  • Pacers: 33/1, 50/1
  • Mavericks: 40/1, 33/1
  • Heat: 50/1, 20/1
  • Spurs: 66/1, 150/1
  • Pelicans: 80/1, 66/1
  • Thunder: 100/1, 66/1
  • Magic: 100/1, 250/1
  • Kings,: 125/1, 500/1
  • Hawks: 125/1, 500/1
  • Timberwolves: 150/1, 1000/1
  • Pistons: 150/1, 1000/1
  • Bulls: 150/1, 1000/1
  • Wizards: 250/1, 250/1
  • Grizzlies: 250/1, 80/1
  • Knicks: 250/1, 1000/1
  • Cavaliers: 500/1, 1000/1
  • Hornets: 500/1, 1000/1
  • Suns: 500/1, 150/1

The Sixers odds to win the Finals have fallen a bit but nothing too dramatic. The Lakers and Bucks have certainly separated from the pack on the court this season, and the odds put the two and the Clippers in their own tier ahead of the others.



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