The buzz is building around the Philadelphia 76ers and that has been reflected in the betting for the NBA Championship.
Over the past 7 days the Sixers have been the most-backed team on Oddschecker, accumulating 18% of all bets to win the NBA Championship.
Brett Brown has been very vocal about Ben Simmons playing exclusively as a power forward, and that combined with a Joel Embiid who is looks in better shape than ever, has people very excited about their chances in Orlando.
The sportsbooks have the Sixers as the seventh most likely winner come the fall, and they're priced at a best price of +2600 and a shortest price of +2000, again highlighting the importance of shopping around for the best odds. Just 7 days ago the best price available was +2800, further evidence of the growing confidence in the Sixers.
Aside from the Sixers there has been heavy backing over the past 7 days for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are priced at +270 and have taken 16% of all bets, the Toronto Raptors who are as short as +1400 and as long as +2200 with one book, they make up 10% of betting. The Clippers (+340), Nuggets (+3000) and Trail Blazers (+25000) are next, and have all taken between 5-6% of the bets in the previous 7 days.
NBA Championship Odds