LA Lakers at Houston : Box Score Simulation

Tuesday Mar 20, 2012 8:00 pm - Houston, TX
Odds: Los Angeles by 3, Total Points: 191

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 LAL HOU
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Shooting LAL HOU
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Field Goals Attempted 87.3 85.6
Field Goal % 46.2% 46.8%
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2 Pointers Attempted 59.1 43.2
2 Point Shooting % 52.7% 57.8%
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3 Pointers Attempted 28.2 42.5
3 Point Shooting % 32.7% 35.7%
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Free Throws Attempted 20.9 26.6
Free Throw % 69.7% 78.2%
Ball Control LAL HOU
Rebounds 48.4 50.2
Rebounds - Defensive 38.3 40.0
Rebounds - Offensive 10.1 10.2
Turnovers 14.7 13.1
Blocked Shots 4.5 5.2
Steals 7.1 8.1
Fouls 20.2 17.6

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Expected Effect: +0.4 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 LAL HOU
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% of Possessions with LAL HOU
2 Point Attempt 50.9% 37.2%
3 Point Attempt 24.3% 36.6%
Player Fouled 16.9% 19.4%
Turnover 14.1% 12.6%
Opponent Steal 7.8% 6.8%
Odds Per Shot Taken LAL HOU
Shot Blocked 6.2% 5.3%
Offensive Rebound 20.1% 21.0%