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Philadelphia 76ers Lose 20th Game In A Row

Although some casual gamblers typically go for the teams that they think have the best shot of winning, another great strategy is to go against teams that you think are going to lose. And for the Philadelphia 76ers, they have been a great team to bet against for the last two months. On Saturday the 76ers fell for the 20th time in a row, matching their longest stretch in team history.
Of the 15 wins that the 76ers have on the season, six of them came in the first month of play. It actually seems like ages ago that they started the season with a huge opening night win against the defending NBA Champions, the Miami Heat. During that stretch in November, Michael Carter-Williams was getting early attention for Rookie Of The Year honors and things looked to be all good in Philly. But things would surely change after a 123-117 overtime win against Houston on November 13, as the 76ers would go on to win only one more game in the month and only three games in December.
A lot of the talk in the NBA this year has been about teams that are tanking. And while some people will argue that the 76ers aren’t tanking -as much as they simply are just no good- teams that want to get an idea of how to tank with perfection can look to the 76ers campaign for the last two months.
The last time Philly won a game was January 29th against the Celtics. From that point on, they’ve lost 20 in a row, which included a winless month of February.
Are things going to be gloomy for the 76ers foryears to come? It’s unlikely. Don’t forget that they have Nerlens Noel, who has been taking the entire year off to recover from a torn ACL. Noel, one of the top picks in last years draft, was traded to the 76ers from the Pelicans and many expect that he could be a great inside combo to pair up with Carter-Williams. And with the way things are going now, it looks like the 76ers could be a lock for yet another lottery pick this upcoming offseason.
However, while the future may be bright after this forgotten year for Philly fans, handicappers from sportspicks.com recognize that the remaining two months of the regular season provides big chances for those betting on or against the 76ers.
While the last two months have already been tough on the 76ers, things aren’t going to get any easier over the next six games. During that stretch they’ll play Indiana, New York, San Antonio, Houston and Chicago on two separate occasions. All five of these teams are in, or trying to get in, the playoff race for their respected conferences. That means that when they see the 76ers name show up on the calendar, they know how important it is to not get caught sleeping on such a hungry team.
You can bet that the 76ers are going to be the underdogs throughout the rest of the games they play this season. So be sure to check out sportspicks.com to see what the spread is and whether or not handicappers think they can cover it. Because while it may be a long remainder of the season for Philadelphia, it could be a profitable one for gamblers.