Last October, in the weeks leading up to the NBA season, a bettor at the SuperBook at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas placed a $67,000 wager on the Golden State Warriors to make the playoffs at -10,000 odds. The bettor was rewarded with a $670 profit when the Warriors reached the postseason.
The same bettor was back at the SuperBook on Wednesday and this time played a little Philly Special of his own.
According to Jeff Sherman, vice president of risk for the SuperBook, the anonymous bettor placed a $100,500 bet on the Philadelphia 76ers to make the playoffs at -5,000 odds Wednesday. If the 76ers reach the postseason, the bettor will win a net $2,010.
Sherman confirmed to ESPN that Sixers bet was placed by the same customer who wagered on the Warriors last year. The customer will have to wait a little more than nine months for his wager to be graded.
Philadelphia added Al Horford and Josh Richardson in the offseason and traded away Jimmy Butler. The 76ers, along with the Milwaukee Bucks, are considered the favorites to win the Eastern Conference. The Bucks are +125, followed closely by the 76ers at +150 to win the Eastern Conference at the SuperBook.
The SuperBook has the over/under on Philadelphia’s regular-season wins pegged at 55.5. The Bucks at 58.5 are the only team to have a higher season-win total than the Sixers at the SuperBook.
The 76ers went 51-31 last season and earned the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They reached the conference semifinals, before being eliminated by the eventual champion Toronto Raptors in seven games.