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BC Nokia vs. Kouvot Prediction, Picks, and Preview for 1/29/2022

BC Nokia takes on Kouvot on 1/29/2022 at 10:00 AM.

Strap in because we have a Finnish Korisliiga game preview and predictions in this article. BC Nokia will face Kouvot It is time to get rolling with our preview! BC Nokia has a record of 8-9 this season. Kouvot is 13-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

BC Nokia Team Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 108.7, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .556, which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .522, which considered to be slightly above average. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement. They are among the best at avoiding live ball turnovers and that means less fast break opportunities for opponents. With an opponent steals rate of 8.1%, there is a level of dependability in half court offense. They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 20.1% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 110.9, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .547 which is considered to be above average (in a good way). This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They have an abysmal defensive rebounding rate of 61.0% this season. Defensive rebounding is a massive problem. Far too many second chance opportunities.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. Their Blocks Rate is 5.2% which is considered to be below average.

Kouvot Team Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 107.7, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .530, which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .498, which considered to be below average. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement. Turnovers are an issue for them. A 9.8% steals rate yielded is a bit higher than average.They successfully retrieved 26.9% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Their defensive efficiency is 121.9, there is a lot of work to do here. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .599 which is not considered good. They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They have an defensive rebounding rate of 65.8% this season. They are a below average defensive rebounding team.

Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense. Their Blocks Rate is 5.7% which is considered to be below average.

The BC Nokia Roster

The Players to Watch for BC Nokia

Antero Lehto 6-1 187 G

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 112.7. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 107.1.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 52.4%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

Justin Pierce 6-7 210 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 121.0. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 116.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 55.1%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.





The Kouvot Roster

The Players to Watch for Kouvot

Tuomas Hirvonen 5-11 143 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 122.5. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 102.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 47.0%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He is a shooter of extreme inefficiency when isolating his shooting figures from the rest of his metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

Joel Mantynen 6-7 178 F

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He is among the worst in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 128.3. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 122.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 47.0%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

BC Nokia vs. Kouvot Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: BC Nokia 80 Kouvot 79

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