Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Frank Erwin Center
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Texas as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 20-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 14-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-12. The Longhorns have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 10-13 and they are 12-12 against the spread.
Jaysean Paige comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 21.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Devin Williams averages 13.3 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Isaiah Taylor averages 15.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Longhorns. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Cameron Ridley averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 39%.
West Virginia averages 80 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 88th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 306th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 31st and 64th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 292nd with 14.1 per game. The Mountaineers allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 84th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 19.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the Division 1.
Texas averages 72.3 points per game this year which ranks them 175th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 180th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 219th in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 171st and 259th respectively. In the turnover department the Longhorns rank 22nd with 10.7 per game. The Longhorns allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 37th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the nation. The Longhorns force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 76.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 110.9 and they assist on 54.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. 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 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.8%. The Mountaineers give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Longhorns score 75.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 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 11.9 points per game. The Longhorns have a rating on offense of 106.5 and 47.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Texas turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Longhorns give up 63.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-8 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-12 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 12-12 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 10-13 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
02/15/16 G Daxter Miles Jr. Hamstring injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Texas
Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/28/15 C Cameron Ridley Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia
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