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Boston at Minnesota: Box Score Simulation

Friday Mar 30, 2012 8:00 pm - Minneapolis, MN
Odds: Boston by 1, Total Points: 190

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 BOS MIN
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Shooting BOS MIN
Field Goals Made Subscribe to view
Field Goals Attempted 90.6 90.2
Field Goal % 47.6% 44.3%
2 Pointers Made Subscribe to view
2 Pointers Attempted 55.8 60.0
2 Point Shooting % 53.3% 49.2%
3 Pointers Made Subscribe to view
3 Pointers Attempted 34.9 30.2
3 Point Shooting % 38.6% 34.7%
Free Throws Made Subscribe to view
Free Throws Attempted 20.2 24.5
Free Throw % 80.3% 78.5%
Ball Control BOS MIN
Rebounds 51.0 51.0
Rebounds - Defensive 39.8 38.2
Rebounds - Offensive 11.1 12.8
Turnovers 12.5 12.4
Blocked Shots 5.4 4.0
Steals 6.6 6.7
Fouls 19.2 17.6

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Expected Effect: +0.1 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 BOS MIN
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% of Possessions with BOS MIN
2 Point Attempt 47.8% 50.4%
3 Point Attempt 29.9% 25.4%
Player Fouled 16.9% 18.4%
Turnover 12.0% 11.9%
Opponent Steal 6.4% 6.3%
Odds Per Shot Taken BOS MIN
Shot Blocked 4.5% 6.1%
Offensive Rebound 22.6% 24.3%