Philadelphia 76ers 2009-2010 Preview Basketball Betting

Basketball betting fans can bet on the 76ers to do well this year. Philadelphia has been an up and coming force in the Eastern Conference, which in the past few years has fallen from grace.

Players like Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young have helped move the team up the basketball betting ranks, and they are very likely to be a playoff contender.

Basketball betting futures odds at SBG Global have the Philadelphia 76ers +8000 to win the NBA Championship in 2010. In 2009 the Sixers were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round, but hey, at least they made it. A 41-41 NBA betting record for 2008 isn’t half bad.

The Sixers have a strong attack in NBA betting. They can cut through defense in the paint like a hot knife through butter, and in the event they miss a shot, they have the sixth highest rebound percentage in the basketball betting league. You have to admit, 51.2% rebound percentage is pretty impressive. Most basketball betting pundits expect the 76ers to finish the season 3rd in the Atlantic Division, which isn’t half bad, but consider the 4th and 5th places are likely to be the Nets and Knicks. To be considered just one step up from a team like the Nets isn’t really much of a basketball betting honor.

On the downside, the 76ers are extremely weak on their 3-point shooting capabilities. Of all their attempts, they made a whopping 32%; the very bottom of the barrel in the NBA betting league. Let’s hope they work on that for this coming season. If they can bring that percentage up, they’ll definitely be in the playoffs again.

Provided their defense doesn’t falter, expect the 76ers to make it to the basketball betting playoffs again. The Sixers have a star NBA betting player in Elton Brand. His enthusiasm and skill are definitely a great asset to the team. The former Bulls first draft basketball betting pick may be 30 years old, but for him 30 is really 20 and 10. 20 points per game and 10 rebounds per basketball betting game, that is.

Expect the Sixers to come in either 2nd or 3rd place in the division, depending on Toronto’s performance in basketball betting. Philadelphia is very likely to be a playoff contender, and if they continue to improve and if Brand’s shoulder injury doesn’t come back to haunt him, he can definitely help carry them at least past the first round of the basketball betting playoffs.