Just take a look in Ben Simmons career stats. The 0 under 3-point percentage is hard to overlook.
But imagine what happened in the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association and this weeks preseason game between the Philadelphia 76ers?
You bet he eventually made one!
Everybody is talking about Simmons becoming a fictitious 3-point shot, while he did not score that 3-pointer against an NBA team.
And as a consequence DraftKings Sportsbook has rolled out an NJ sports gambling market based around Simmons 3-point shooting potential.
Last week, did Sixers fans receive a glimpse of Ben Simmons 2.0? Or was last weeks powerful 3-pointer more such as a miracle?
That is the premise behind those DraftKings stocks stakes:
Keep in mindthe two bets that were potential mentioned above only apply to games. Another 20 could be attempted by him through the preseason and also make 10 of these, but none of it counts.
In his previous two seasons in Philadelphia, the point guard has attempted a joint total of 17 3.
Those efforts will need to move way up in case Simmons is going to turn into a threat from beyond the arc.
Whether he suddenly attempts over 65 of them in a single season remains to be viewed. So is it worth the risk?
If Simmons drastically increases those injection attempts, making more than 16.5 three-pointers through an 82-game regular year could be within reach. Right?
Nicely, DraftKings is ready to choose the action.
In fact, once the 76ers open the regular season on??Oct. 23??against the??Milwaukee Bucks, the Simmons gaming marketplace isnt what everyone will be speaking about. In theory.
Both teams have been favorites to win the Eastern Conference, plus they are going head to head at the Wells Fargo Center.
On newspaper, Philadelphia which makes it to the NBA Finals??will attract more betting action.
Here are the latest Eastern Conference futures from DraftKings:
Then there would be the NBA championship stocks:
Simmons will once more should play a part, In the event the Sixers and Joel Embiid are going to live up to these expectations. Even the All-Star??is averaging 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists for his career.
In fact, shooting, or even the absence thereof, will come as an additional bonus to his group and potentially bettors.
Just ask the Jalen Rose of ESPN.