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Houston at LA Lakers

  Friday Apr 6, 2012 - 10:30 pm - Los Angeles, CA | Odds: Los Angeles by 6, Total Points: 195 | Team Pages: HOU | LAL

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 HOU LAL
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Shooting HOU LAL
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Field Goals Attempted 82.4 86.7
Field Goal % 45.1% 43.7%
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2 Pointers Attempted 48.6 67.3
2 Point Shooting % 52.4% 47.4%
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3 Pointers Attempted 33.9 19.4
3 Point Shooting % 34.5% 30.9%
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Free Throws Attempted 28.6 24.5
Free Throw % 73.2% 74.7%

Ball Control HOU LAL
Rebounds 49.8 51.4
Rebounds - Defensive 37.6 37.1
Rebounds - Offensive 12.2 14.3
Turnovers 13.9 13.6
Blocked Shots 4.7 5.3
Steals 8.2 7.4
Fouls 18.6 19.9

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Expected Effect: +0.7 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 HOU LAL
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% of Possessions with HOU LAL
2 Point Attempt 42.1% 57.5%
3 Point Attempt 29.4% 16.6%
Player Fouled 19.7% 18.4%
Turnover 13.7% 13.5%
Opponent Steal 7.4% 8.1%

Odds Per Shot Taken HOU LAL
Shot Blocked 6.2% 5.8%
Offensive Rebound 24.8% 27.5%