A disappointing end to the NBA season in the bubble last fall led to some changes for the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2020-21 season. Those moves are paying off.
The new head coach, Doc Rivers, and President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey have the Sixers positioned for a deep run in the NBA Playoffs. They’ve also suddenly transformed the Sixers into a good bet at nearby New Jersey online sportsbooks.
You can get in on all the 76ers betting action you want right now in the NBA futures and single-game markets at NJ sportsbooks. Most NJ sportsbooks have them as a favorite to make a title run this year and the 76ers odds seem to be dropping every day.
That means the time to bet on (or even against) the 76ers is right now. Here’s our complete guide to betting on the Sixers online with step-by-step instructions for how and where to do it, plus a live feed of the best available odds on the next game.
Check the feed below for the best available odds at NJ online sportsbooks for the next 76ers game. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start locking your bets in. To see the full range of odds across all NJ online sportsbooks, jump over to our full NBA odds feed.
If you’d rather dabble in Sixers futures rather than the single-game market, below you’ll see the best current futures odds at top NJ online sportsbooks. It includes the odds on the 76ers to win the Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference, and the NBA Finals. Click on any odds to jump right to the sportsbook and claim your bonus.
76ers big man Joel Embiid has shown the size and skill set to dominate the NBA this year. Can he stay healthy and motivated enough to lead the Sixers to the promised land and win MVP? Averaging 28 and 11 is a pretty good start. Here’s a look at game prop or MVP odds for Embiid at NJ online sportsbooks.
Deciding whether to bet on or against the 76ers may be tough, but placing the bet with NJ sportsbooks is easy. There are just three simple steps:
Click on our exclusive link to the website for the NJ online sportsbook you want to bet with. Sign up for an account there, or download its mobile app from the same page, and sign up there.
You will have to provide some personal information including your name, address, phone number, email, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. Plus, you may be asked for a promo or bonus code. You’ll find that here on PlayNJ and can use it to make sure you get the best bonus available.
Deposit money in your account using one of a variety of different deposit methods. These may include debit and credit cards, online banking, payment processors, and cash at Atlantic City casinos, NJ retail sportsbooks, and retail shops across the state like 7-Eleven and CVS.
Browse through the available 76ers betting markets and click on a bet you want to place. A bet slip will be created instantly. You can add more bets to the bet slip and turn multiple bets into a parlay.
Then, enter an amount to bet and the potential payout will be displayed. Finally, click on the tab at the bottom of the bet slip to place the bet.
NJ sportsbook apps make the best Sixers-game-watching companion as they offer live betting on Sixers games. Live betting gives you the chance to bet on 76ers games that are already underway at odds that change alongside the action on the court.
It involves betting in mostly the same markets that are available pregame but also allows for quarter-by-quarter, half-by-half, and additional prop-market betting. The 76ers betting odds change so fast, NJ mobile sports betting apps are truly the only way to keep up.
Click on our exclusive link to the website for the NJ online and mobile sportsbook you want to bet with. There, you’ll find download links for Android and iOS devices. Click to download and install the app on your device to get in on all the live 76er game betting action.
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The Philadelphia 76ers posted a 43–30 record in the 2019-20 season. They were one of 22 teams invited to the NBA bubble in Orlando and entered the NBA Playoffs as the No. 6 seed in the East.
With Ben Simmons out due to injury, the Sixers got swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Boston Celtics.
Joel Embiid led the Sixers in both scoring and rebounding last season. Embiid averaged 23 points per game and 11.6 rebounds per game during the 2019-20 regular season. Simmons led the 76ers with an average of eight assists per game during the 2019-20 regular season.
Head Coach Brett Brown was fired after the disappointing end to the Sixers season.
The 76ers are betting favorites this season, which means most sports betting lines look a lot like this example:
First is the spread with the odds on spread bets in brackets. Here, the Sixers are 3.5-point favorites over the Knicks, which means the Sixers have to win by four or more for spread bets on the Sixers to win. Also, the Knicks must win outright, or lose by three or less, for spread bets on the Knicks to win.
Both bets are posted with -110 odds, which means you stand to win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 wagered.
Second is the moneyline and here, the 76ers are -175 moneyline favorites and the Knicks are +155 moneyline underdogs. That means if you bet on the 76ers and they win, you’ll win $100, plus your bet back, for every $175 you bet. It also means if you bet on the Knicks and they win, you’ll win $155, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet.
Then, there’s the totals line with the odds on totals bets in brackets.
Here, you can bet that the total score will be either over or under the line set by oddsmakers. Here, the line is 203.5 points. The half-point ensures there will be no push.
The over wins of 204 or more total points are scored and the under wins if 203 or fewer total points are scored. Both bets are posted with -110 odds, which means you stand to win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 wagered.
The odds on 76ers games start the same at both NJ sportsbooks and Las Vegas sportsbooks. However, they might be different by the time tip-off rolls around.
Both NJ and Vegas sportsbooks set the lines to draw an equal amount of betting to each side. Then, when more money is bet on one side or the other, they’ll move that line to try to get back to even.
Wherever more money is bet on one side or the other is where the lines will change.
Because the Sixers are a local team, NJ online sportsbooks are more likely to take more bets on them. More bets mean a bigger chance more money will be bet on one side or the other, and therefore, a bigger chance the line will move here in NJ.
Below is a look at the statistical leaders for the Philadelphia 76ers over the past five seasons. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have been leading the team for the past three years and still do today:
|2019-20||Joel Embiid 23||Joel Embiid 11.6||Ben Simmons 8|
|2018-19||Joel Embiid 27.5||Joel Embiid 13.6||Ben Simmons 7.7|
|2017-18||Joel Embiid 22.9||Joel Embiid 11||Ben Simmons 8.2|
|2016-17||Joel Embiid 20.2||Joel Embiid 7.8||T.J. McConnell 6.6|
|2015-16||Jahlil Okafor 17.5||Nerlens Noel 8.1||Ish Smith 6.5|
Here’s a look at the Philadelphia 76ers first-round picks since they chose Joel Embiid in 2014:
|Year||1st Round Pick||Player|
|2018||#26||Landry Shamet (Traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2019)|
|2018||#10||Mikal Bridges (Traded to Phoenix)|
|2017||#1||Markelle Fultz (Traded to Orlando in 2019)|
|2016||#24||Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (Traded to Oklahoma City in 2018)|
|2015||#3||Jahlil Okafor (Traded to Brooklyn in 2017)|
The 76ers have a new coaching staff in 2020-21, including:
Here’s a look at how 76ers coaches have fared over the past decade-plus:
76ers games air on NBC Sports Philadelphia and 97.5 The Fanatic. The broadcast team on TV includes Marc Zumoff and Alaa Abdelnaby. Tom McGinnis has done radio play-by-play for more than 25 years.
These three NJ bars are possibly the best places to watch Sixers games in this state:
Offered free beer when Ben Simmons hit his first NBA three-pointer.
Previously hosted the 76ers Summer Shore Tour.
Voted the best sports bar in New Jersey according to Yelp.
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the NBA’s oldest and most storied franchises. Hall of Famers who have worn a Sixers jersey include Wilt Chamberlain, ‘Dr. J’ Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson.
However, the team has won just two NBA titles, in 1967 with Chamberlain, and in 1983 with Erving and Malone. Barkley never made the finals as a Sixer and although Iverson took them there in 2001, they lost to the Shaq and Kobe-led Los Angeles Lakers.
Billy Cunningham played on the 1967 championship team and coached the Sixers to the title in 1983.
The owner of the 76ers is a company called Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. Josh Harris and David Blitzer founded Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment 2017 to consolidate various holdings including the team, which they first purchased in 2011 from Comcast-Spectacor for $280 million.
You can get a 76ers ticket for just $14, but the average price of a ticket is $108. Courtside tickets are sold for $1,000. However, there is no in-person attendance at 76ers games this season.
The 76ers have retired the jerseys of nine 76ers greats, including:
There’s an argument to be made for several players as the greatest 76er of all time. However, the best ones are made for ‘Dr. J’ Julius Erving, who played 11 seasons with the team, making the All-Star team each year. He also won NBA MVP as a Sixer in 1981, a title with the team in 1983, and is considered an NBA icon.
Forbes says the Sixers are worth $2 billion, making the team 11th in the 30 teams in the NBA. The NY Knicks top the list at $4.6 billion.
The Sixers official Twitter account is @sixers. The account launched in September 2008 and has more than 1.9 million followers.
The 76ers 2020-21 City Edition uniform features a Boathouse Row graphic, based on the Historic National Landmark that runs along the Schuylkill River west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can buy the jersey through the NBA store online.