Philadelphia
76ers
Stadium Wells Fargo Center
39-26 Overall | EASTERN 6th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division109.6107.4
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  3/1
@
Los Angeles
L130-136
Tue  3/3
@
Los Angeles
L107-120
Thu  3/5
@
Sacramento
W125-108
Sat  3/7
@
Golden State
L114-118
Wed  3/11
vs
Detroit
W124-106
Sat  3/14
vs
Indiana
POSTPONED
Mon  3/16
vs
Washington
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
vs
Toronto
POSTPONED
Thu  3/19
@
Charlotte
POSTPONED
Sat  3/21
vs
Atlanta
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 40/1, 2.4% odds to win the championship. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.9% chance is #9 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 5% of the time and are not a good value at 12/1, 7.7%. They are projected to win 49 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 55. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs despite not having much of a chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 64 games, their expected win percentage is 60% based on the money line odds. At 38-26 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (687 units). They are not good against the spread (29-35) for a -950 loss. Their over-under record is 32-30 with 2 pushes. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Detroit Pistons. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 56.1% (#21 in League). The team has improved to 59.2% in their last 7 games. Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (115.2) than expected (114.7). On the road they average 112.1 (113.1 expected), and at home 118.2 ppg (116.4 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 55.8 true FG% (#11 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 61.7% in their last 7 games. They allow 112.5 pts per game vs an expected value of 111.4. They are allowing 114.8 (113 expected) on the road, and at home 110.2 ppg (109.8 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They significantly outrebound opponents by an average of +3.4 per game (#3 in league).

TURNOVERS (ABOVE AVERAGE): They have an Average turnover margin of 0.2 per game (#15 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Joel Embiid who is projected to be the #2 Center the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
45 Broekhoff, Ryan SG6-621508/23/19901Valparaiso
20 Burks, Alec SG6-621407/20/19918Colorado
21 Embiid, Joel C7-028003/16/19943Kansas
12 Harris, Tobias SF6-822607/15/19928Tennessee
42 Horford, Al C6-924006/03/198612Florida
30 Korkmaz, Furkan SG6-720207/24/19972No College
18 Milton, Shake SG6-520509/26/19961Southern Methodist
19 Neto, Raul PG6-118005/19/19924No College
9 O'Quinn, Kyle C6-925003/26/19907Norfolk State
14 Pelle, Norvel SF6-1023102/03/19930No College
0 Richardson, Josh SG6-520009/15/19934Tennessee
40 Robinson III, Glenn SF6-622201/08/19945Michigan
1 Scott, Mike PF6-723707/16/19887Virginia
35 Shayok, Marial SG6-519807/26/19950Virginia; Iowa State
25 Simmons, Ben PG6-1024007/20/19962Louisiana State
5 Smith, Zhaire SG6-320506/04/19991Texas Tech
22 Thybulle, Matisse SG6-520103/04/19970Washington