76ers Face Lost Season With Loss of Embiid

76ers Face Lost Season With Loss of Embiid

Initially, gamblers believed that the Philadelphia 76ers win their first NBA championship in 40 years. The 76ers are in the NBA future odds fight for a home-court seed in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. However, marquee man Joel Embiid is out with a knee injury with an indefinite status. Specifically, as Embiid is on the sideline, the 76ers are just another team. And since he is out indefinitely the 76ers season hangs in the balance of doctors. Embiid must come back to 100% for the grind of the NBA Playoffs that begin in April.

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Philadelphia 76ers Team Overview

At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Philadelphia 76ers are 20-18 straight up, 29-19 against the spread, and 29-18 over/under the offshore bookmaker total. Late on Philadelphia has covered two out of eight games. While the 76ers have gone over the total in five of its previous seven matchups. Philadelphia is 5th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Philadelphia is 6.5 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Overall, Philadelphia has NBA metrics of 6th for scoring offense, 14th for field goal percentage, 17th for 3-point field goal percentage, 1st for free throw percentage, and 21st for offensive rebounding. On defense, the 76ers have NBA metrics of 14th for scoring defense, 14th for field goal percentage permitted, 3rd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 18th for defensive rebounding.

Indeed, the loss of Joel Embiid is a total catastrophe. Philadelphia has no chance without him. Gamblers should continue to monitor his status. Equally important, Embiid made the 76ers one of the most profitable teams on the board.

Philadelphia Key Players and Coach

Nick Nurse is best known for leading the Toronto Raptors to the 2019 NBA championship. He was 2020 NBA coach of the year. In sum, Nurse has a career record of 227-163. This is his first season with the 76ers.

C Joel Embiid was leading the 76ers with 35.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest. Embiid was the 3rd overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft out of Kansas by the 76ers. Previously, he was the 2023 NBA Most Valuable Player and 7-time NBA All-Star, including this season. Embiid is a 2-time NBA scoring champion. In turn, he was on pace for a career campaign before his injury.

PG Tyrese Maxey is averaging 26.2 points per game. Correlate that Maxey made the All-Star game for the first time in his career this season. He was the 1st overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft out of Kentucky by the 76ers. Maxey is having the best NBA odds season of his NBA career.

PF Tobias Harris is averaging 17.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Harris was the 19th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft by Charlotte out of Tennessee.

Philadelphia 76ers History

The 76ers were immediately competitive and won the 1967 NBA Finals behind the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. Subsequently, Philadelphia was one of the most entertaining teams in the league after buying Julius Erving’s rights from the New Jersey Nets. Erving led the Sixers to the NBA Finals in his first season with his new team. And then they ended up winning the East three more times before finally claiming their second championship in 1983. Philadelphia last made the NBA Finals in 2001.