Vegas Over/Under: 33.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 31-51 The Bet: Under with 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). In addition they took only 26.1 treys per contest, once again finishing in the league’s bottom half (No. 16).
These numbers 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 flaw was addressed by the Magic by adding the following gamers, most of whom struggled at 2016-17 from downtown:
Marreese Speights: 37.2 percentage on 3.4 efforts per game for the Los Angeles Clippers
Jonathan Isaac: 34.8 percent on 2.8 attempts per game for your Florida State Seminoles (with a shorter arc)
Shelvin Mack: 30.8 percentage on 2.2 attempts per game for your Utah Jazz
Jonathon Simmons: 29.4 percent on 1.3 attempts per game for the San Antonio Spurs Antonio Spurs
Adreian Payne: 20.0 percent on 0.8 efforts per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves
Speights’ presence may help, however, the enduring frontcourt logjam of the team could make it tough for him to earn minutes.
So are we supposed to believe the Magic hit on the over and will acquire five more games this year?