Texas A&M at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Ramstein Air Force Base
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Ramstein Air Force Base to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Texas A&M comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 16-14. They had a point differential of 2.4 as they averaged 70.2 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. West Virginia had an overall mark of 24-7 last year. They averaged 82.0 points per contest and gave up 66.3, which was a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies were 11-17 against the spread last season
The Texas A&M Aggies were 12-14 against the over/under last year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers were 13-16 against the spread last season
The West Virginia Mountaineers were 15-11 against the over/under last year
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/06/17 F Robert Williams Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 11/20 Oklahoma State)
11/05/17 G JJ Caldwell Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 11/24 vs Pepperdine)
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
Admon Gilder averaged 13.7 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 74%. Tyler Davis averaged 14.1 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 7 rebounds per game and dished out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was at 69%.
Esa Ahmad averaged 11.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 68%. Jevon Carter averaged 13.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5 rebounds per game and had 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allowed 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 66th in the nation. They also allowed a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 199th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 33.2 rebounds a game which ranked 76th, and they gave up 13.7 assists per contest which put them in 228th place in the country. They forced 11.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 57th in college basketball. Texas A&M averaged 70.2 points per contest last season, which ranked them 249th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was 2.4 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 281st in D-1. They averaged 38.5 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranked them 46th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 78th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrendered 66.3 points per contest, which ranked them 45th in the country. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 91st with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 148th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers were 351st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 20.4 per game last season. West Virginia was 21st in Division 1 with 82.0 points per game last year. They were 99th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 15.6. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 130th in the nation. They were 93rd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Mountaineers were 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Aggies were 150th in the country in defensive rating last season with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 105.1 was ranked 157th. They were 298th in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 160th. As a unit they were 204th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 265th in D-1. Texas A&M was 57th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 47%, which was 50th in the country.
West Virginia was 317th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 108th in Division 1. The Mountaineers were 7th in the nation in defensive rating with 91.2, and their offensive rating of 112.7 was ranked 30th. They were 93rd in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 124th. As a unit they were 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia
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