I can’t wait until the NBA restarts its season tomorrow! If you’ve been reading my past posts, you know how optimistic I’ve been about the NBA coming back. Simply stated, in Adam Silver and the bubble, I trust. Well, the NBA bubble season gets into full action tomorrow, so before the season starts up again, here is our best NBA futures prop bet to get down on.
NBA Re-Boot Futures Best Prop Bet
Philadelphia 76ers over 5 wins
The Sixers were wildly inconsistent this year when it came to their home vs. road games. At home, they were one of the best teams in basketball, on the road, they were nowhere near that. The good thing for Philly is, all of that is now out of the door thanks to the NBA bubble which is why we have picked them for this futures prop bet. This is the best defensive team in the Eastern Conference and can match up with anybody, which should transfer over to these games.
The biggest thing is that Philadelphia is back at full strength thanks to the layoff. This is a huge plus since some teams will be without some of their key players. Most notably for the Sixers, Joel Embiid says he is good and Ben Simmons is back a 100% after dealing with a back injury before the stoppage. And, it looks like he’s not only back, but shooting 3s and hitting them. Yes, it is a small sample set, but still, just the fact that he is shooting them now will create better spacing for the team moving forward.
Sixers coach Brent Brown also moved Simmons to the 4 spot, inserted floor spacer Shake Milton and benched Al Horford. I like all three of those moves and they should pay off right from the jump.
The 76ers have the ability to mix up their approach and lineups, they will have some shooters out there with better spacing, as they’ve rebuilt this offense on the fly.
The other big plus here, is their schedule, which looks pretty easy on paper. At the end of the day, motivation will be a huge factor for all of these teams, but I’m counting on the Sixers to come out of the gates hot. At worse, this bet should push, so let’s get it!
That’s all for our first futures prop bet, make sure you all come back tomorrow for some opening day NBA picks and parlays! Good luck!