Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Baylor Bears travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Bears come into this game with an overall record of 17-5 and a road record of 3-3. They are 5-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Mountaineers have an overall record of 18-4 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 8-10 and they are 12-7 against the spread.
Taurean Prince comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Bears. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Rico Gathers averages 13 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Baylor. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jaysean Paige averages 14 points per game while playing 21 minutes per contest this year for the Mountaineers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Devin Williams averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Baylor averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 61st in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 86th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 12.3 per game. The Bears allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 209th and 271st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 351st place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in the Division 1.
West Virginia averages 81 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 63rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 60th respectively. In the turnover department the Mountaineers rank 321st with 14.7 per game. The Mountaineers allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 96th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the nation. The Mountaineers force 19.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in college basketball.
The Bears average 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Bears have an offensive rating of 114.7 and they assist on 70.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Baylor turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57% while their offensive rebound percentage is 40.6%. The Bears give up 78.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mountaineers score 84.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 27.6 points per game. The Mountaineers have a rating on offense of 111.6 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. West Virginia turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 14.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 43%. The Mountaineers give up 57.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 5-10 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 9-7 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-7 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-10 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Injuries
11/10/15 F Jo Acuil Heart out indefinitely
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
01/29/16 F Jonathan Holton Suspension out indefinitely
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