Just take a look in Ben Simmons career stats. The 0 under 3-point percentage is hard to miss.
But guess what happened in this weeks preseason game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Basketball Associations Guangzhou Loong Lions?
You bet he made one!
Everybody is suddenly speaking becoming a legit 3-point shooter, while he did not score that 3-pointer from an NBA team.
And as a consequence DraftKings Sportsbook has rolled out an NJ sports gambling market based around Simmons potential.
Last week, Can Sixers fans get a glimpse of Ben Simmons 2.0? Or has been last weeks 3-pointer that is powerful more like a one-hit miracle?
Thats the assumption behind those DraftKings futures bets:
Remember the two bets mentioned above just apply to games. He make 10 of these and could try another 20, however none of it counts.
In his two seasons in Philadelphia, the 6-foot-10 point protector has tried a joint total of 17 3s.
Obviously, those attempts will need to go far up if Simmons is suddenly going to become a threat from outside the arc.
Whether he unexpectedly attempts more than 65 of these in a season remains to be seen. Whats it worth the risk?
If Simmons drastically increases those injection attempts, making greater than 16.5 three-pointers through an 82-game regular year might be within reach. Right?
Well, DraftKings is prepared to choose the action.
In fact, when the 76ers open the regular season on??Oct. 23??from the??Milwaukee Bucks, the Simmons betting market is not what everyone will be speaking about. In theory.
Both groups are favorites to win the Eastern Conference, and they are going head to head at the Wells Fargo Center.
On paper, Philadelphia making it is currently going to attract gambling action.
Here are the Hottest Eastern Seminar futures from DraftKings:
Then there would be the NBA championship stocks:
If the Joel and Sixers Embiid are likely to live up to these high expectations, then Simmons will must play a major role. The??All-Star??is averaging 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists for his career.
Shooting, and the lack thereof, could come as an added bonus to his team and possibly bettors.
Ask ESPNs Jalen Rose.
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