We made fun of the Sixers’ new slogan… but it’s actually becoming a fun rallying cry for a team hell-bent on being absolutely terrible. I might watch more Sixers basketball this year than any other, just so I can root against them. Every night– a new favorite team. Imagine the possibilities! And then there will be the near-daily updates on Andrew Wiggins. Oh yeah, this is going to be fun.
As the NBA season tips off, the over-under for total wins for the 76ers this year is 16.5, the lowest of any team and the lowest that LVH sports book oddsmaker Jeff Sherman can remember putting up on any NBA team in the last decade or so
That means optimistic Philly fans — assuming there are any for a team with only a handful of legitimate NBA players — can win money if they bet their team can win 17 games or more in the 82-game regular season. Conversely, those who think the 76ers are even worse than they look can cash in if the season win total is 16 or fewer.
“They’ve pretty much made it known in Philadelphia they’re trying to get the No. 1 pick for Andrew Wiggins and not holding back,” Sherman said. “Teams try for the draft pick sometimes late in the season, but they’re basically doing it the whole season.”
It gets even better for true believers. They can get astronomical odds of 9,999-1 if they want to wager at the LVH on the 76ers winning the NBA title.
“It was the highest number our computers would let us put in,” Sherman said.
I used to have a teacher in high school who would tell unprepared students (usually me) before an upcoming test: I predict you’re going to fail.
Well, Mr. Rawlings, I predict the Sixers are going to fail and wind up with the under. I predict they’ll win 10 games. 10 wins, 72 losses.
Advice: I’d throw a hundo on the under here, root against the Sixers to lose, and, just to cover all bases, throw 10 smackadoos on that 9,999:1 figure… because why not?
TOGETHER WE BUILD.