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LA Lakers at Phoenix

  Saturday Apr 7, 2012 - 10:00 pm - Phoenix, AZ | Odds: Los Angeles by 1, Total Points: 198.5 | Team Pages: LAL | PHX

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 PHX
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Shooting LAL PHX
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Field Goals Attempted 86.0 83.8
Field Goal % 43.1% 46.8%
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2 Pointers Attempted 67.8 59.0
2 Point Shooting % 45.5% 52.1%
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3 Pointers Attempted 18.2 24.8
3 Point Shooting % 34.1% 34.3%
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Free Throws Attempted 24.3 24.4
Free Throw % 73.9% 74.7%

Ball Control LAL PHX
Rebounds 50.7 49.4
Rebounds - Defensive 37.0 38.5
Rebounds - Offensive 13.7 10.9
Turnovers 12.8 12.3
Blocked Shots 3.7 4.7
Steals 6.5 7.5
Fouls 18.9 17.1

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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 LAL PHX
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% of Possessions with LAL PHX
2 Point Attempt 58.8% 52.6%
3 Point Attempt 15.8% 22.1%
Player Fouled 17.1% 18.9%
Turnover 12.8% 12.3%
Opponent Steal 7.5% 6.5%

Odds Per Shot Taken LAL PHX
Shot Blocked 5.6% 4.4%
Offensive Rebound 26.2% 22.7%