The Philadelphia 76ers are the only NBA franchise in Pennsylvania and have a storied history. Some of the greatest players in NBA history have donned a 76ers uniform. While the team has not won a title since 1983, they have recently put themselves in position to be a playoff contender.
Learn more about one of the oldest teams in the NBA, including whether the experts are giving the Philadelphia 76ers odds of making the NBA Finals. Also, learn more about Philadelphia 76ers betting at PA online sportsbooks.
One of the Most Successful Expansion Franchises
The Philadelphia 76ers is one of the NBA’s most storied franchises and one of the league’s oldest teams. Over the years, the team has won three NBA titles and won nine conference titles. Some of the games greatest players have played for the 76ers, including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, and Charles Barkley. “Dr. J” led the team to its last NBA title in 1983.
The 76ers last made the NBA finals in 2001, led by Allen Iverson, but fell in five games to the Lakers. Since then, the team has been somewhat sporadic and have had losing records in five of the last six seasons. The team finally broke through with a winning record last year, led by Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons. The team swept the Miami Heat in the first round and advanced to the Conference Semifinals where they lost to the Celtics.
Outlook for 2019 and Beyond
The 76ers picked up where they left off in 2018 and are well on their way to a repeat trip to the playoffs. Their starting five of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Jimmy Butler, JJ Redick, and Ben Simmons are averaging over 17 points a game each, and that trend is expected to continue.
The team has built a core nucleus that is expected to challenge for the NBA title with many giving the Philadelphia 76ers odds of making the NBA Finals this year. With such a strong core, there’s no reason to believe that the 76ers will not be strong playoff contenders for at least the next three to five years.
Betting on the the Philadelphia 76ers in Pennsylvania
Online sports betting is coming to PA in 2019, and soon you will be able to place bets on the 76ers and all NBA teams. Philadelphia 76ers betting will be available at several online casinos in PA, and all will be giving Philadelphia 76ers odds for both the regular season and post-season.
If you’re looking to be futures for the 2020-2021 season, you will have that chance as well. Most any bet imaginable will be available at PA sportsbooks. So whether you’re a diehard fan looking to see the 76ers win their first title in over 25 years or a casual fan looking just to bet the NBA Playoffs, you will be able to bet your favorite teams at Pennsylvania online sportsbooks.