LSU vs. Kentucky : Box Score Simulation

Friday Mar 9, 2012 1:00 pm - New Orleans, LA (Neutral Site)
Odds: Kentucky by 17, Total Points: 129.5

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.

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 January 15; however, due to a high volume of user requests we will leave it un-hidden during this early adjustment period.

Box Score Projection

Scoring LSU KENT
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Shooting LSU KENT
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Field Goals Attempted 67.0 74.1
Field Goal % 41.3% 44.3%
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2 Pointers Attempted 48.3 52.7
2 Point Shooting % 48.2% 49.1%
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3 Pointers Attempted 18.7 21.4
3 Point Shooting % 23.4% 32.3%
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Free Throws Attempted 17.0 26.7
Free Throw % 60.8% 71.0%
Ball Control LSU KENT
Rebounds 41.5 46.6
Rebounds - Defensive 26.4 27.6
Rebounds - Offensive 15.0 19.0
Turnovers 16.0 8.1
Blocked Shots 4.6 5.6
Steals 4.2 6.7
Fouls 19.1 14.1

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Expected Effect: +1.2 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 LSU KENT
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% of Possessions with LSU KENT
2 Point Attempt 50.0% 52.6%
3 Point Attempt 19.3% 21.3%
Player Fouled 17.7% 24.1%
Turnover 20.2% 10.2%
Opponent Steal 8.4% 5.3%
Odds Per Shot Taken LSU KENT
Shot Blocked 7.7% 7.1%
Offensive Rebound 35.3% 41.8%