Take a look in Ben Simmons career stats. The 0 under 3-point percent is tough to miss.
But guess what happened in last weeks preseason game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association?
You bet he made one!
Everybody is speaking becoming a fictitious 3-point shot, while he didnt score that 3-pointer from an NBA team.
And DraftKings Sportsbook has rolled out an NJ sports gambling market based around Simmons 3-point shooting potential.
Last week, Can Sixers fans get a glimpse of Ben Simmons 2.0? Or was last weeks powerful 3-pointer more like a wonder?
Thats the assumption behind those DraftKings stocks stakes:
Keep in mind, the two bets mentioned above just apply. Another 20 could be attempted by him and make 10 of them, however none of it counts.
In his past two seasons in Philadelphia, the 6-foot-10 point guard has tried a joint total of 17 3.
Those efforts need to go way up if Simmons is suddenly going to become a threat from beyond the arc.
Whether he suddenly attempts more than 65 of these in one season remains to be seen. So is it worth the risk?
If Simmons drastically increases those taken efforts, making greater than 16.5 three-pointers during an 82-game regular season could be within reach. Right?
Nicely, DraftKings is prepared to choose the action.
In reality, when the 76ers open the regular season on??Oct. 23??against the??Milwaukee Bucks, the Simmons betting market is not what everyone will be talking about. In theory.
The two teams have been favorites to win the Eastern Conference, and theyre going at the Wells Fargo Center.
On paper, Philadelphia making it will attract more betting action.
Here are the Hottest Eastern Conference futures from DraftKings:
Then there would be the NBA championship futures:
If the Joel and Sixers Embiid are likely to live up to those high expectations, Simmons will once more need to play a part. The??All-Star??is averaging 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists for his career.
In reality, shooting, bettors and possibly or the lack thereof, will probably come as an additional incentive to his group.
Ask ESPNs Jalen Rose.
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