Saturday, December 3, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 5 point favorites.
The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 5-1. They are 2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 7-0 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 1-4 and they are 3-2 against the spread.
Nathan Adrian comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Esa Ahmad averages 13.2 points per game in 22.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Austin Nichols averages 11 points per game while playing 16 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. London Perrantes averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
West Virginia averages 94.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 33.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 39th in the country. They average 42 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.2 per game. The Mountaineers allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the country. They force 27.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Virginia averages 71.4 points per game this year which ranks them 202nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 27.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest which ranks them 150th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 2nd with 8.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 44.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 33% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 54th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 26.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 7.9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 83 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 14 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 25 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 121.1 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 78.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 17.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.8%. The Mountaineers give up 69 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 71.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 30.5 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 118.8 and 59.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.1 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 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Cavaliers give up 41.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 51.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-1 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-1 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-2 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-4 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -5
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