The NBA season looms and the Philadelphia 76ers are hoping to improve on their recent showings even though they have made the NBA playoffs for the past six seasons. Their backers at Pennsylvania sports betting sites will be hoping for the same.
And over those six campaigns, they have averaged 50 wins in the regular season (excluding 2019-20, the season that was shortened because of the COVID-19 pandemic). But the 76ers have not made it any further than the Eastern Conference semifinals, including last season, when Philadelphia went 54-28 but squandered a 3-2 semifinals series lead and were eliminated by Boston in seven games.
How Have Sixers Fared Vs. Preseason Win Totals?
But viewed through the lens of preseason expectations for wagering – in other words, their preseason win-total betting numbers at operators that offer PA sportsbook promo codes, how have the Sixers performed? After all, those bets have been settled by the time we get to the postseason, where those playoff results in recent seasons have been tepid, and certainly frustrating for the team’s fans.
To help answer the question regarding over/under win total wagering, PennStakes.com dug into the numbers to find out how Philadelphia has fared compared to those win total odds since 2010-11:
Sixers Vs. Over-Under Win Totals Since 2010-11
PennStakes.com, where you’ll find the best reviews of Pennsylvania sports betting apps, used data from SportsOddsHistory.com to see how the Sixers have done against their preseason over/under win totals dating to 2010-11, excluding that shortened 2019-20 season.
Over Win Total Bets On 76ers Have Paid Frequently
In that span, the Sixers have exceeded the “over” win total eight times (66.67%). Even in seasons when the bar was set relatively high, meaning the preseason win-total mark was above .500, the Sixers have held their own.
In the six seasons when their preseason betting win total was above .500 (the 2011-12 season was shortened to 66 games by a lockout), the Sixers went “over” the preseason number three times, or 50%. And all three times when the over hit came in the past three seasons.
For the 2023-24 regular season, the Sixers’ win total sits at 48.5 at FanDuel Pennsylvania Sportsbook with +110 odds as of Friday morning (it’s 49.5 at Caesars PA Sportsbook for those seeking an edge betting the under). However, that may not say a whole lot about the Sixers’ prospects for getting deeper into the NBA playoffs, which is what the franchise’s fans really care about.