Monday, February 20, 2017
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The Texas Longhorns travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Monday, February 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 16 point favorites.
The Longhorns come into this game with an overall record of 10-16 and a road record of 0-9. They are 14-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-16. The Mountaineers have an overall record of 20-6 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 13-8 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
Andrew Jones comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Longhorns. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jarrett Allen averages 13.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Texas. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Jevon Carter averages 12.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Mountaineers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Esa Ahmad averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Texas averages 68.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 263rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 339th in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 183rd and 280th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 233rd with 13.8 per game. The Longhorns allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 70th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 51st place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in Division 1.
West Virginia averages 85.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 19.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 44th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 94th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per contest which ranks them 77th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Mountaineers rank 100th with 12.4 per game. The Mountaineers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 174th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 87th place in the nation. The Mountaineers force 21.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in college basketball.
The Longhorns average 63 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 98.7 and they assist on 46.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Texas turns the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.7%. The Longhorns give up 71.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mountaineers score 90.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 25.1 points per game. The Mountaineers have a rating on offense of 116 and 56.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. 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 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 15% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.8%. The Mountaineers give up 65.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 14-11 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 9-16 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-9 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-8 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/12/17 G Tevin Mack Suspension out indefinitely
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -16
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