Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 10 point favorites.
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The Cowboys come into this game with an overall record of 14-8 and a road record of 4-4. They are 10-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-7. The Mountaineers have an overall record of 18-4 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 11-6 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Jawun Evans comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cowboys. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jeffrey Carroll averages 17.2 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Oklahoma State. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Esa Ahmad averages 12.2 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mountaineers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Jevon Carter averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Oklahoma State averages 86.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 81st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 15th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 62nd and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 245th with 14.1 per game. The Cowboys allow 77.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 283rd in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 265th and 118th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 96th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in Division 1.
West Virginia averages 87.6 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 21.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 31st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 96th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per contest which ranks them 72nd and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Mountaineers rank 49th with 11.8 per game. The Mountaineers allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 129th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the nation. The Mountaineers force 22.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in college basketball.
The Cowboys average 79.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.3 per contest. The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 116.6 and they assist on 50.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Oklahoma State turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.4%. The Cowboys give up 76.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mountaineers score 92.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 28 points per game. The Mountaineers have a rating on offense of 118.4 and 57.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.2 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 33% of their shots. West Virginia turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 15.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.3%. The Mountaineers give up 64.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-7 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-7 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-8 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-6 against the over/under
Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/14/16 G Tavarius Shine Back out indefinitely
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia -10
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