Fordham at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Fordham Rams travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
Fordham comes into this game with an overall record of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 64.5 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. West Virginia has an overall record of 10-1. They are averaging 85.8 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 23.9.
Valuable Fordham Rams Betting Trends
The Fordham Rams are 1-5 against the spread this season
The Fordham Rams are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-4 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Fordham Rams Injuries
12/22/17 F Jesse Bunting Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs West Virginia
12/12/17 F Chuba Ohams Hip is out for season
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Esa Ahmad Eligibility expected to miss 1st semester
Prokop Slanina averages 12.8 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Will Tavares averages 16.6 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Daxter Miles averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Jevon Carter averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 201st and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 308th, and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 263rd place in the country. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in college basketball. Fordham averages 64.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 337th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 309th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 344th in D-1. They average 30.2 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 341st and 243rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 263rd with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 216th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 349th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 20.8 per game this season. West Virginia is 23rd in Division 1 with 85.8 points per game this year. They are 217th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 23.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 219th in the nation. They are 12th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 86th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Mountaineers are 331st in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Rams are 63rd in the country in defensive rating with 93.7, and their offensive rating of 92.8 is ranked 330th. They are 281st in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 310th. As a unit they are 315th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 46th in D-1. Fordham is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 152nd in the country.
West Virginia is 345th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 27th in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 4th in the nation in defensive rating with 83.3, and their offensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 33rd. They are 59th in D-1 in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 198th. As a unit they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Fordham/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia
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