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Video Bold Prediction for NBA season: Sixers make the playoffs

Led by a healthy Joel Embiid and a much-improved supporting cast, the 76ers will make the playoffs this year, says Kurt Helin.

There’s a lot of hype around the Philadelphia 76ers heading into next season — Joel Embiid is getting buckets and taunting opposing centers, Ben Simmons’ passing skills are dropping jaws, and the Sixers have veterans who can both mentor the young stars and stabilize the team on the court when needed. There may be a little too much hype about this team — they are not a 48-win four seed — but they are improving fast.

And they will be a playoff team.

That is one of my PBT Extra bold predictions for the upcoming season, the Sixers won 28 games last season but will the seven or eight seed in the East this season. That means betting Embiid plays 50+ games, and Simmons can stay healthy, but I’ll take the risk.