SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their championship odds are 2000/1 (#18 best). They are a good bet to win the championship (0.2 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the East at 1000/1, 0.1%. Their sim chance is 2.1%. They are projected to win 39 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 42.5. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs even without winning their division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the East.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
After 65 games, their expected win percentage is 48% based on the money line odds. At 30-35 they are in line with these expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (935 units). They are not good against the spread (31-32-2) for a -420 loss. Their over-under record is 34-29 with 2 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Chicago Bulls. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
|OPPONENT||SIM%||H2H WL||H2H ATS||H2H OU|
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54% (#28 in League). The team has improved to 60.4% in their last 7 games. Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (107.3) than expected (106.6). On the road they average 105.3 (105.2 expected), and at home 109.3 ppg (108 expected).
DEFENSE (AVERAGE): They are an average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 56.5 true FG% (#17 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 61% in their last 7 games. They allow 106.6 pts per game vs an expected value of 108.2. They are allowing 106.5 (109.4 expected) on the road, and at home 106.7 ppg (106.9 expected).
REBOUNDING (BELOW AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounded by opponents by 0.6 per game (#16 in league). However, the team has recently outrebounded opponents by 6.
TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 2.3 per game (#3 in league).
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Nikola Vucevic who is projected to be the #3 Center the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|PLAYER||OWN%||RANK||BETTER OPTION||BETTER THAN|
|Nikola Vucevic||100||3||Joel Embiid||Rudy Gobert|
|Aaron Gordon||99||22||Christian Wood||Kevin Love|
|Markelle Fultz||88||40||Joe Ingles||Elfrid Payton|
|Evan Fournier||88||49||Tomas Satoransky||Goran Dragic|
|Terrence Ross||69||59||Jae Crowder||Jerami Grant|
|D.J. Augustin||21||67||Gary Harris||Monte Morris|
|Mohamed Bamba||17||32||Enes Kanter||Alex Len|
|Michael Carter-Williams||3||99||Wesley Matthews||Chris Chiozza|
|James Ennis||1||94||Derrick Jones Jr.||Marvin Williams|
|Wesley Iwundu||1||104||Kelan Martin||Jake Layman|