ATLANTIC CITY — Like the Sixers to win the NBA title? Ocean Resort is your spot.
Think last season was a mirage and that Markelle Fultz still hasn't figured things out? The Borgata is the move.
There are subtle differences in what Atlantic City casinos and New Jersey's apps are offering for the NBA season, but if you think the Sixers can win the whole megillah, it's best to do some shopping. These were the odds being offered as of Monday afternoon: Ocean Resort (18-1), Harrah's/Bally's (15-1), Resorts (14-1), Borgata (8-1).
The Borgata has shown a pattern for regionalizing its odds against Philadelphia teams since sports betting became legal in New Jersey over the summer. They have the Eagles, for example, at 15-1 to win the Super Bowl. At Harrah's/Bally's it was 20-1 as of Monday afternoon. The Ocean Resort sports book and app, which is run by William Hill-US, had the Eagles at 22-1.
But this cuts both ways for bettors who aren't so hot for the Sixers. Where the other books have an over/under of Sixers wins between 52 (Ocean Resort) and 53.5, Borgata is at 54.5. Their price is slightly higher (-$125 for under as opposed to -$110 or -$115 elsewhere), but that extra win is worth considering if you think the Sixers are in for a wakeup call.
Bally's/Harrah's – Caesars Casino & Sports New Jersey
Borgata – PlayMGM
Ocean Resort – William-Hill NJ
Resorts – None.
Ocean Resort/Monday afternoon
Note: Odds are in original wager number order