Virginia at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 2.5 point favorites.
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Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They currently have a point differential of 19.9 as they are averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 50.6 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 7-1. They are averaging 89.6 points per contest and giving up 66.6, which is a point differential of 23.0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-3 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers 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
Kyle Guy averages 16.6 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Devon Hall averages 11.8 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Jevon Carter averages 19 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Daxter Miles averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 260th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 95th in the country. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 303rd and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 8.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 50.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 8.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 16th in the country with 89.6 points per game this year. They are 199th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 23.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 233rd in college basketball. They are 33rd in the nation in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game, and 48th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Mountaineers are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Mountaineers surrender 66.6 points per contest, which ranks them 74th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 303rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 161st with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 235th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 349th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 22.3 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 47th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 82 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 351st in the country with 61.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 64th. As a team they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 264th in Division 1. Virginia is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 7th in the nation.
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 25.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 115th in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 22nd in the nation in defensive rating with 87.2, and their offensive rating of 117.3 is ranked 26th. They are 31st in D-1 in pace with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 184th. As a unit they are 163rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 84th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -2.5
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