Vegas Over/Under: 33.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 31-51 The Bet: Beneath with confidence that is marginal Throughout the 2016-17 effort, the Orlando Magic created 32.8 percent of the three-point attempts, which left them before just the Oklahoma City Thunder (32.7 percent). In addition they took only 26.1 treys per contest, once again finishing at the league’s lowest half (No. 16).
These amounts are not conducive to success in the modern NBA, which puts more and more of an emphasis on shooting from beyond the rainbow every year.
So their most glaring flaw was addressed by the Magic by incorporating the gamers, most of whom fought in 2016-17:
Marreese Speights: 37.2 percent on 3.4 efforts per game for the Los Angeles Clippers
Jonathan Isaac: 34.8 percent on 2.8 attempts per game for the Florida State Seminoles (using a shorter arc)
Shelvin Mack: 30.8 percentage on 2.2 efforts per game for the Utah Jazz
Jonathon Simmons: 29.4 percentage on 1.3 attempts 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’s enduring frontcourt logjam could make it tough for him to earn moments.
Why are we supposed to think the Magic hit on the over and will win more games this year?