Vegas Over/Under: 33.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 31-51 The Bet: Beneath with marginal confidence Throughout the 2016-17 campaign, the Orlando Magic created 32.8 percent of their three-point attempts, which left them ahead of just the Oklahoma City Thunder (32.7 percent). In addition they took just 26.1 treys per contest, once again finishing in the league’s lowest half (No. 16).
These amounts aren’t conducive to success in today’s NBA, which places more and more of a focus on shooting beyond the rainbow every year.
So obviously, the Magic dealt with their flaw by incorporating the players, most of whom struggled from downtown in 2016-17:
Marreese Speights: 37.2 percent on 3.4 attempts per game for the Los Angeles Clippers
Jonathan Isaac: 34.8 percent on 2.8 attempts per game for your Florida State Seminoles (using a shorter arc)
Shelvin Mack: 30.8 percent on 2.2 efforts per game for the Utah Jazz
Jonathon Simmons: 29.4 percentage on 1.3 efforts per game for the San Antonio Spurs
Adreian Payne: 20.0 percent on 0.8 attempts per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves
Speights’ presence might help, but the team frontcourt logjam can make it hard for him to make moments.
Why are we supposed to believe the Magic will acquire more games this year and hit on the over?
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