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Denver at Houston

  Friday Mar 2, 2012 - 8:00 pm - Houston, TX | Odds: Houston by 3.5, Total Points: 204 | Team Pages: DEN | HOU

NOTE: This model has not been backtested for historical accuracy (which is why we do not include it on other prediction pages throughout the site). We publish it in large part to give an idea of stylistic trends that can be expected (fast/slow, one team dominating the boards and the other shooting a lot of threes, etc). To see our best prediction for the winner and final score of the game, please see the matchup overview page.

Box Score Projection

Scoring DEN HOU
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Shooting DEN HOU
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Field Goals Attempted 86.8 83.0
Field Goal % 42.9% 45.6%
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2 Pointers Attempted 61.5 51.3
2 Point Shooting % 48.1% 53.2%
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3 Pointers Attempted 25.3 31.7
3 Point Shooting % 30.3% 33.2%
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Free Throws Attempted 26.3 29.2
Free Throw % 72.6% 72.7%

Ball Control DEN HOU
Rebounds 51.0 51.5
Rebounds - Defensive 36.2 38.4
Rebounds - Offensive 14.8 13.2
Turnovers 14.3 14.8
Blocked Shots 5.2 5.8
Steals 8.0 7.9
Fouls 20.8 20.0

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Expected Effect: +0.5 points
Our simulation model uses tempo-free statistics to project a detailed box score for this game. This analysis also indicates which team (if any) is expected to gain a relative advantage based on the specific matchup of paces and playing styles.

NOTE: Our simulation model assumes a neutral court setting.

Tempo-Free Projection

Possession Stats DEN HOU
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% of Possessions with DEN HOU
2 Point Attempt 51.6% 43.7%
3 Point Attempt 21.3% 27.0%
Player Fouled 19.6% 20.4%
Turnover 14.0% 14.5%
Opponent Steal 7.8% 7.8%

Odds Per Shot Taken DEN HOU
Shot Blocked 7.1% 6.1%
Offensive Rebound 27.8% 26.6%