Feeling Really Lucky? Try Betting On The 76ers

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Anybody who bets on the Philadelphia 76ers to win the NBA title has a chance at a serious payoff. In Las Vegas, odds against them are 9,999 to 1. Asked how they came up with that figure, oddsmakers say it's just the highest number their computers can take.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Anybody who bets on the Philadelphia 76ers to win the NBA title has a chance at a serious payoff. Pro basketball started yesterday. Miami is favored to win the championship. Philadelphia, coming off a disastrous last season, is not favored. In Las Vegas, odds against them are 9,999-to-1. Asked how they came up with that figure, odds-makers say it's just the highest number their computers can take.

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