Pick 6: Odds Ben Simmons will get traded to a Nuggets rival

Ben Simmons is not coming to the Nuggets, according to one oddsmaker. But the embattled 76ers guard could find his way to one of Denver’s Western Conference rivals.

Simmons, 25, has +175 odds — meaning a $100 bet would win $175 — to be traded to the Trail Blazers, according to MaximBet. Portland has the best odds of 11 teams listed by the sportsbook.

Other teams in the West listed include the Pelicans (+250), Lakers (+700), Timberwolves (+1,200) and Kings (+1,400). Indiana (+200) has the best odds out of the Eastern Conference, followed by New York (+300), Boston (+500), Brooklyn (+1,000), Detroit (+1,100) and Cleveland (+1,600).

The 6-foot-11 guard has averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists over the last four seasons for the 76ers. In August, he told team officials that he wanted out of Philly, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. He hasn’t played a game for the team this season.

Here’s a look at some current odds in the world of sports.


The odds Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons’ next team will be the Trail Blazers, according to MaximBet. Portland has the best odds, ahead of Indiana (+200), New Orleans (+250) and New York (+300).


The odds Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II will win the AP defensive rookie of the year award, according to BetMGM. He has the second-best odds, far behind Dallas linebacker Micah Parsons (-10,000).


The odds the Broncos will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight season, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The odds they’ll make it is +1,000.


The odds the Colorado State Rams men’s basketball team will advance to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament, according to Fanduel Sportsbook. They have the 41st-best odds.


The odds CSU will win the Mountain West men’s basketball regular season title, according to Fanduel Sportsbook. The Rams are the favorites ahead of San Diego State (+270) and Utah State (+700). Air Force is ninth at +8,500.


The odds Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will be named the NBA MVP, according to SI Sportsbook. He has the fourth-best odds behind Warriors guard Stephen Curry (+140), Nets forward Kevin Durant (+225) and Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (+850).

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