Morgan State at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Morgan State Bears travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Morgan State comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 64.7 points per game while giving up 63.0 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 1-1. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 76.0, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Morgan State Bears Betting Trends
The Morgan State Bears are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Morgan State Bears are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 0-1 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Morgan State Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Phillip Carr averages 12 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 69%. Lapri McCray-Pace averages 11 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 29% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
James Bolden averages 17.5 points per game while playing 24 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 1.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jevon Carter averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Morgan State averages 64.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 302nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 36% as a team, which has them ranked 326th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 115th in the country. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 92nd and 276th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.3 per game. The Bears allow 63.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 106th and 267th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 205th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 111th place in college basketball. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 206th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 116th in the country with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 244th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 255th in college basketball. They are 220th in the nation in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 66th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Mountaineers are 284th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Mountaineers surrender 76.0 points per contest, which ranks them 233rd in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 275th and 326th in those defensive statistics. They rank 310th with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 202nd with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 325th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 20.0 per game this season.
The Bears are 278th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.6, and their defensive rating of 92.2 is ranked 120th. In terms of pace they are 301st in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 328th. As a team they are 319th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 335th in Division 1. Morgan State is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 128th in the nation.
West Virginia is 302nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 302nd in the nation. The Mountaineers are 144th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 211th. In terms of pace they are 90th in Division 1 with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 239th. As a team they are 228th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 87th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Morgan State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia
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