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76ers are Quietly the Hottest Bet in the NBA

The Philadelphia 76ers are the best bet in the NBA. Are you paying attention yet?

No, I’m not delusional. Despite owning an unimpressive 26-44 straight-up record, Philly is 45-25 against the spread – the top mark in the Association. Brett Brown’s club pays a visit to Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, where oddsmakers had tabbed them as 11-point underdogs at the time of writing.

The Sixers are riding a seven-game ATS winning streak ahead of the contest, but their success at cashing tickets dates back much longer. Philadelphia is a sizzling 16-3 ATS in its last 19 games, a stretch that has seen the Sixers get the underdog label in each tilt. They’re only 8-11 SU in that span.

Philadelphia is a great example of how betting against the favorites can be an extremely profitable strategy in hoops betting. The biggest difference of late in the City of Brotherly Love has been the absence of super rookie Joel Embiid, as the oft-injured big man has been sidelined since late January with a knee injury.

Embiid has already been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, which has caused oddsmakers to overact when it comes to setting the Sixers’ lines. While Embiid is a difference-maker when he’s on the floor, the 76ers are holding their own without him and, unlike recent tank-tastic seasons, they have enough talent to keep games somewhat close.

Dissimilar to other teams that won’t have a shot of making the playoffs, you won’t see Philadelphia throw in the towel any time soon. That’s why I recommend basketball bettors keep tailing the Sixers’ current hot streak as long as they continue to keep seeing huge dog spreads.

Here’s a look at Philly’s torrid ATS stretch:

It's always sunny in Philadelphia

DateAwayHomeAway ScoreHome ScoreSU resultHome SpreadATS ResultClosing TotalOU Result
20 March 201776ersMagic109.0112.0L-6.0W218.5O
19 March 2017Celtics76ers99.0105.0W5.0W202.0O
17 March 2017Mavericks76ers74.0116.0W5.0W205.0U
14 March 201776ersWarriors104.0106.0L-17.0W220.5U
12 March 201776ersLakers118.0116.0W-4.5W223.0O
11 March 201776ersClippers100.0112.0L-14.5W214.5U
9 March 201776ersTrail Blazers108.0114.0L-9.5W221.0O
6 March 2017Bucks76ers112.098.0L5.5L212.0U
4 March 2017Pistons76ers136.0106.0L5.5L213.5O
3 March 2017Knicks76ers102.0105.0W1.5W217.0U
1 March 201776ersHeat98.0125.0L-9.5L213.0O
27 February 2017Warriors76ers119.0108.0L14.0W228.0U
25 February 201776ersKnicks109.0110.0L-6.5W220.0U
24 February 2017Wizards76ers112.0120.0W8.5W217.5O
15 February 201776ersCeltics108.0116.0L-10.0W218.5O
13 February 201776ersHornets105.099.0W-7.5W213.0U
11 February 2017Heat76ers109.0117.0W3.0W208.5O
9 February 201776ersMagic112.0111.0W-6.5W209.0O
8 February 2017Spurs76ers111.0103.0L12.0W206.5O