After securing their coach for the foreseeable future, the Philadelphia 76ers have experienced a surprising impact on their 2024 championship odds. When the Sixers hired Nick Nurse this past Monday, they did so with the belief that the 2019 champion could make a significant impact on this team.
Surprisingly, the odds makers did not reciprocate this feeling, as the team’s odds were virtually unimpacted by the hire.
What are the Sixers’ odds for 2024?
Sitting at the same +1300 as they did before the hire, the Sixers remain with the seventh-best odds in the NBA to win it all next season. They sit behind the Denver Nuggets (+500), the Boston Celtics (+550), the Milwaukee Bucks (+650), the Phoenix Suns (+850), the Los Angeles Lakers (+1000), and the Golden State Warriors (+1200).
While that is certainly a disappointment to fans, it does not ensure their fate, of course. It may, in fact, mean that there’s an opportunity for those who truly believe this team can improve where they need to in order to become champions at long last.
A $100 wager on the Sixers to win it all next season would net a return of $1300 plus your wager, but the odds may not be that steep as we approach the regular season. Major question marks surround the team, specifically around James Harden, but once those questions are answered, the Sixers’ odds could continue to rise. Hopefully, for Philadelphia, there’s nowhere to go but up from here.