Monday, February 13, 2017
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Monday, February 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 20-5 and a road record of 5-2. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-8. The Jayhawks have an overall record of 22-3 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 10-13 and they are 8-14 against the spread.
Jevon Carter comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Esa Ahmad averages 11.6 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Frank Mason averages 20.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Josh Jackson averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
West Virginia averages 86 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 89th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game which ranks them 94th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 70th with 12 per game. The Mountaineers allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 95th and 170th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the country. They force 22.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Kansas averages 83.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 5th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 149th with 13 per game. The Jayhawks allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 165th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 63rd and 254th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 135th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 78.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 12.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 117 and they assist on 57.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 15.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.3%. The Mountaineers give up 65.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Jayhawks score 88.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17 points per game. The Jayhawks have a rating on offense of 115.9 and 54.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Kansas turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.3%. The Jayhawks give up 71.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-9 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-8 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-14 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-13 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/21/16 C Udoka Azubuike Wrist out for season
01/03/17 C Evan Maxwell Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -2.5
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