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