LA Lakers at Minnesota : Box Score Simulation

Friday Mar 9, 2012 8:00 pm - Minneapolis, MN
Odds: Minnesota 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.

Early Season Warning: This simulation relies purely on current-season statistics and results, which means there isn't enough data to make very good predictions until roughly a month's worth of games have been played. We recommend you ignore this box score until December 1; however, due to a high volume of user requests we will leave it un-hidden during this early adjustment period.

Box Score Projection

Scoring LAL MIN
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Shooting LAL MIN
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Field Goals Attempted 91.1 107.4
Field Goal % 47.6% 37.5%
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2 Pointers Attempted 77.4 80.4
2 Point Shooting % 51.0% 38.0%
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3 Pointers Attempted 13.7 27.0
3 Point Shooting % 28.1% 35.8%
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Free Throws Attempted 19.3 16.5
Free Throw % 60.9% 77.4%
Ball Control LAL MIN
Rebounds 56.2 63.2
Rebounds - Defensive 46.1 42.2
Rebounds - Offensive 10.0 21.1
Turnovers 4.2 3.5
Blocked Shots 10.2 1.8
Steals 8.6 14.3
Fouls 13.2 16.4

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Expected Effect: +4.1 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 MIN
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% of Possessions with LAL MIN
2 Point Attempt 72.1% 66.1%
3 Point Attempt 12.8% 22.2%
Player Fouled 17.0% 13.7%
Turnover 4.4% 3.7%
Opponent Steal 14.8% 8.9%
Odds Per Shot Taken LAL MIN
Shot Blocked 1.7% 11.3%
Offensive Rebound 19.2% 31.4%