Friday, December 30, 2016
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 11-1 and a road record of 1-0. They are 5-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4. The Cowboys have an overall record of 10-2 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 5-2 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Esa Ahmad comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Nathan Adrian averages 10.5 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jawun Evans averages 20.2 points per game while playing 26 minutes per contest this year for the Cowboys. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jeffrey Carroll averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
West Virginia averages 91.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 33.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 92nd in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 47th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 10.4 per game. The Mountaineers allow 58.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 42nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 43rd place in the country. They force 26.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Oklahoma State averages 92.6 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 74th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 41st in the nation. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 107th respectively. In the turnover department the Cowboys rank 262nd with 14.8 per game. The Cowboys allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 210th and 195th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 55th place in the nation. The Cowboys force 20.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 80.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 22.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 34.3 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 122.3 and they assist on 56.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 18.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41%. The Mountaineers give up 58 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cowboys score 103 ppg at home and they have averaged 95.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 25 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 30.4 points per game. The Cowboys have a rating on offense of 118.1 and 46.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 79 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Oklahoma State turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.4%. The Cowboys give up 72.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-2 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-4 against the over/under
Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-3 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 5-2 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/14/16 G Tavarius Shine Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma State +5.5
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