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Sanen Neophoenix vs. Shiga Lakestars Predictions and Preview for 4/11/2021

Sanen Neophoenix takes on Shiga Lakestars on 4/11/2021 at 5:05AM.

Sanen Neophoenix and Shiga Lakestars face off in a league game. Sanen Neophoenix has a record of 11-40 this season. Shiga Lakestars is 17-32 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Sanen Neophoenix Team Preview

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Their offensive efficiency is 102.6, which makes them a below average offense and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .516, which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .477, which is terrible. They like to use ball movmement to set up shot attempts from all over. They are doing an above average job of preventing live ball turnovers (steals). An opponent steals rate of 8.7% is not something to brag about, but it is far better to not have it be a problem.They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.8% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Their defensive efficiency is 119.4, 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 .596 which is not considered good. They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They have an abysmal defensive rebounding rate of 61.7% this season. Defensive rebounding is a massive problem. Far too many second chance opportunities.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers. Their Blocks Rate is 5.2% which is considered to be below average.

Kyle Hunt 6-10 229 F

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 113.6. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 119.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .589%, 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. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. 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 sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Stevan Jelovac 6-10 245 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is a weak defender, he has a Defensive Rating of 115.4. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 113.4.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .493%, he is a below-average 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. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. 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 one of the strongest distributors out there. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Hayato Kawashima 6-1 185 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 112.4. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 102.3.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .482%, 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 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.

Shiga Lakestars Team Preview

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You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 108.5, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .533, which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .503, which considered to be below average. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement. They are doing an above average job of preventing live ball turnovers (steals). An opponent steals rate of 9.0% is not something to brag about, but it is far better to not have it be a problem.They successfully retrieved 26.3% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 115.2, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. 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 .577 which is considered to be slightly below average. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They have an defensive rebounding rate of 64.1% this season. They are a below average defensive rebounding team.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. Their Blocks Rate is 3.8% and opponents should not feel afraid to attack the rim.

Angus Brandt 6-10 246 FC

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 112.0. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 119.7.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .571%, 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. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Jordan Hamilton 6-7 220 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 110.2. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .513%, 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 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 sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Jonathan Octeus 6-4 170 G

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He has a below-average Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 111.7. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 109.4.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of .494%, 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. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. 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 an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Sanen Neophoenix vs. Shiga Lakestars Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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