# Turnover Percentage (TOV%) Calculator

LAST UPDATE: September 23rd, 2020

## Definition – What is “Turnover Percentage”?

Turnover percentage is the number of possessions that end in a turnover.

A high turnover percentage means there is a lot of lost possession of the ball.

## Formula – How to calculate Turnover Percentage

TOV% = (TOV ÷ (FGA + (0.44 x FTA) + TOV)) x 100%

Where:

• TOV” is the number of turnovers allowed.
• FGA” is the number of field goals attempted (do not include free throws).
• FTA” is the number of free throws attempted.

### Example

387 turnovers are allowed. At the same time there are 1917 field goal attempts and 858 free throw attempts.

TOV% = (387 ÷ (1917 + (0.44 x 858) + 387)) x 100%

TOV% = (387 ÷ (1917 + 377.52 + 387)) x 100%

TOV% = (387 ÷ 2681.52) x 100%

TOV% = 0.14432 x 100%

TOV% = 14.432%

## Sources and more resources

Learn about turnover percentage with Alex Boeder’s Advanced Stat Series Part II: Turnover Percentage, Sporting Charts Glossary, and Brendan Hall.