PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Vegas is the ultimate soothsayer. They’re rarely wrong and always win.
Well, despite coming off a league-worst 10-win season, the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas has the Philadelphia 76ers over/under win total higher than three other teams.
The Sixers’ win total (27.5) is higher than the Nets (20.5), Lakers (24.5), and Suns (26.5).
The Sixers have won just 47 total games in the past three years under head coach Brett Brown. 2016 offers new optimism thanks to the additions of No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons this summer, 2014 No. 3 overall pick Joel Embiid (return from foot injury), and 2014 No. 12 overall pick Dario Saric (played in Turkish league).
Throw in a mid-season traded and maybe the Sixers can get over that 30-win hump.