Take a look at Ben Simmons’ career stats. The giant 0 beneath 3-point percent is tough to overlook.
But guess what happened in this week’s preseason game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association?
You bet he made one!
While he did not score that everybody is suddenly speaking getting a fictitious 3-point shooter.
And DraftKings Sportsbook has rolled out an NJ sports gambling market centered around Simmons’ potential.
Last week, Can Sixers fans get a glimpse of Ben Simmons 2.0? Or has been last week’s successful 3-pointer more like a one-hit wonder?
That’s the premise behind those DraftKings futures bets:
Keep in mind, the two bets that were potential mentioned above only apply. He could attempt another 20 and also make 10 of these, but none of it counts.
In his two seasons in Philadelphia, the 6-foot-10 point shield has tried a total of 17 3’s.
Those efforts will need to move way up in case Simmons is suddenly going to be a threat from beyond the arc.
Whether or not he suddenly attempts more than 65 of these in one season remains to be viewed. So is it worth the risk?
If Simmons dramatically increases those injection attempts, making more than 16.5 three-pointers during an 82-game regular year may be within reach. Right?
Well, DraftKings is ready to choose the action.
In fact, when the 76ers open the regular season on??Oct. 23??from the??Milwaukee Bucks, the Simmons gaming marketplace is not what everyone will be talking about. In theory.
Both groups are favorites to win the Eastern Conference, and they are going in the Wells Fargo Center.
On paper, Philadelphia which makes it is going to attract much more betting action.
Here are the Eastern Conference futures from DraftKings:
Then there are the NBA championship stocks:
When the Joel and Sixers Embiid are going to stay up to these expectations, Simmons will must play a significant role. Even the All-Star??is averaging 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists for his career.
Shooting, and the lack thereof, will come as an extra bonus to his group and potentially bettors.
Ask ESPN’s Jalen Rose.
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