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Miami vs. Boston: Box Score Simulation

Friday Sep 25, 2020 8:30 pm - Kissimmee, FL (Neutral Site)
Odds: Boston by 3.5, Total Points: 213.5

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 MIA BOS
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Shooting MIA BOS
Field Goals Made Subscribe to view
Field Goals Attempted 82.7 85.9
Field Goal % 44.6% 44.8%
2 Pointers Made Subscribe to view
2 Pointers Attempted 46.4 49.0
2 Point Shooting % 53.2% 52.1%
3 Pointers Made Subscribe to view
3 Pointers Attempted 36.3 36.9
3 Point Shooting % 33.5% 35.1%
Free Throws Made Subscribe to view
Free Throws Attempted 27.4 24.3
Free Throw % 81.2% 80.9%
Ball Control MIA BOS
Rebounds 47.6 50.3
Rebounds - Defensive 38.1 38.8
Rebounds - Offensive 9.5 11.5
Turnovers 12.1 12.5
Blocked Shots 4.7 4.5
Steals 6.3 6.7
Fouls 18.3 21.0

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Expected Effect: Less than 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 MIA BOS
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% of Possessions with MIA BOS
2 Point Attempt 41.3% 42.8%
3 Point Attempt 32.3% 32.3%
Player Fouled 20.8% 18.1%
Turnover 12.0% 12.3%
Opponent Steal 6.6% 6.2%
Odds Per Shot Taken MIA BOS
Shot Blocked 5.4% 5.8%
Offensive Rebound 19.7% 23.2%