Joel Embiid Futures Markets at PA Sportsbooks: Trust The Sixer Who Wants To Be Here, But Should You Bet On Him?

Written By Nathan Frederick on October 18, 2021 - Last Updated on October 29, 2021

Ben Simmons is back. But no one knows how long he’ll stay. In fact, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, recently said he believes Simmons is still “hell bent on getting traded.” The Philadelphia 76ers will rely heavily on Joel Embiid. He’s the one who definitely wants to be a Sixer. Embiid already carried the load last year, averaging a career-high 28.5 points per game to go with 10.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals.

The Sixers open their 2021-2022 season on the road on Oct. 20 against the New Orleans Pelicans as 4.5-point favorites. Embiid is where it all begins.The Sixers are clearly leaning heavily on Embiid, but should NBA bettors?

If you believe in Embiid there are plenty of ways to bet on him in award and statistical futures markets at Pennsylvania sports betting apps.

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Joel Embiid NBA MVP futures

DraftKings has Luka Doncic as the favorite for the NBA’s MVP award, pricing him at +380. Embiid is third at +700. The top 10 is as follows:

  • Doncic: +380
  • Kevin Durant: +600
  • Embiid: +700
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: +900
  • Steph Curry: +900
  • Damian Lillard: +1400
  • Nikola Jokic: +1500
  • LeBron James: +1500
  • James Harden: +2000
  • Trae Young: +2000

Embiid’s MVP odds at other PA sportsbooks

NBA Defensive Player of the Year futures

Embiid is also among the favorites for Defensive Player of the Year, ranking fifth at DraftKings at +900. Simmons is second at +350. The rest of the top five include:

  • Rudy Gobert: +340
  • Anthony Davis: +700
  • Myles Turner: +700

FanDuel has Embiid regularly priced at +1200.

Joel Embiid season points, rebounds futures

DraftKings also has pricing posted on Embiid in a couple of statistical categories. Here is the pricing:

NBA League Leader, Points Per Game

  • Embiid: +800

Season Total, Pts/Game

  • Over 28.8: -115
  • Under 28.8: -115

Pts. Per Game: Head to Head

  • Embiid: -120
  • Antetokounmpo: -110

Rebounds/Game, League Leader

  • Embiid: +2500

Season Total, Rebounds/Game

  • Over 11.1: -115
  • Under 11.1: -115

Rebounds/Game, Head to Head

  • Antetokounmpo: -125
  • Embiid: -105

2021-2022 NBA bet boosts at PA sportsbooks

Fox Bet

  • Sixers to win the NBA Finals boosted from +1600 to +1800
  • Sixers to win the Atlantic Division boosted from +300 to +350
  • Joel Embiid to win DPOY boosted from +1000 to +1200
  • Embiid to win regular season MVP boosted from +650 to +800

Compare odds for 2022 NBA championship, Eastern Conference, MVP

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Nathan Frederick is an award-winning writer with more than 1,000 published bylines and two decades of journalism experience. His work has won awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Keystone Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has also authored three books, one of which debuted as an Amazon No. 1 New Release.

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