Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The Western Carolina Catamounts travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 31 point favorites.
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The Catamounts come into this game with an overall record of 3-5 and a road record of 2-4. They are 1-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4. The Mountaineers have an overall record of 6-1 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 2-2 and they are 3-1 against the spread.
Haboubacar Mutombo comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Catamounts. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 52%. Deriece Parks averages 9.4 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Western Carolina. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Nathan Adrian averages 13 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mountaineers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Esa Ahmad averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Western Carolina averages 51.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 351st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -21.4 and their shooting percentage is 32% as a team which has them ranked 350th. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 341st in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game which ranks them 170th and 302nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 15.6 per game. The Catamounts allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 168th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 324th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 223rd place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in Division 1.
West Virginia averages 90.6 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 30.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 47th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 71st in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 47th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Mountaineers rank 16th with 10.7 per game. The Mountaineers allow 60.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the nation. The Mountaineers force 25.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in college basketball.
The Catamounts average 50.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 53.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -23.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10 per contest. The Catamounts have an offensive rating of 81.2 and they assist on 57.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 40%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 43% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Western Carolina turns the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.8%. The Catamounts give up 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mountaineers score 100.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 43.8 points per game. The Mountaineers have a rating on offense of 119.8 and 57% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. West Virginia turns it over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 17.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.4%. The Mountaineers give up 56.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Carolina Catamounts Betting Trends
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 1-4 against the spread
The Western Carolina Catamounts are 1-4 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-1 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-2 against the over/under
Western Carolina Catamounts Injuries
12/02/16 G Deriece Parks Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -31
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