Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 19-4 and a road record of 5-2. They are 13-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-10. The Jayhawks have an overall record of 19-4 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 8-12 and they are 13-8 against the spread.
Jaysean Paige comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 21 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Devin Williams averages 13.3 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Perry Ellis averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Wayne Selden averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
West Virginia averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 289th in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 33rd and 52nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 308th with 14.4 per game. The Mountaineers allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the country. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the Division 1.
Kansas averages 81.5 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 7th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 79th and 41st respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 111th with 12.1 per game. The Jayhawks allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 101st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 64th and 150th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 77.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 112 and they assist on 55.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 42.4%. The Mountaineers give up 71.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Jayhawks score 88.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 14.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.6 points per game. The Jayhawks have a rating on offense of 115.1 and 55.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Kansas turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.8%. The Jayhawks give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-7 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-10 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-8 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-12 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
01/29/16 F Jonathan Holton Suspension out indefinitely
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
02/08/16 G Wayne Selden Jr Illness probable Tuesday vs. West Virginia
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia
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