News flash: the Sixers weren't good in 2015-16.
That's being kind. The numbers do all the harsh talking for the team. The Sixers recorded a league-low 10 wins, endured a major North American sports-record 27 straight losses that dated back to the previous season, ranked dead last with a minus-10.2 point differential and finished 29th in both scoring offense and points allowed.
The Sixers have infused some serious talent to the active roster since last season ended, namely No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons along with 2014 No. 3 selection Joel Embiid and 2014 draft-night acquisition Dario Saric. They also signed a few veteran free agents to help contribute on the floor and guide the youngsters off the court.
So just how much will those new pieces add to the win column? According to the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas (via ProBasketballTalk), quite a bit.
NBA over/under odds on wins for every team were released by the Westgate Superbook on Tuesday and the Sixers' number came in at 27½. That's more than a handful of games over last season's over/under mark of 21½ wins.
The Sixers' 27½ total ranks 27th among the projections, ahead of the Phoenix Suns (26½), Los Angeles Lakers (24½) and Brooklyn Nets (20½).