West Virginia at Kansas State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Monday, January 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 3 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 22.1 as they are averaging 85.7 points per game while giving up 63.6 per contest. Kansas State has an overall mark of 11-2. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 63.2, which is a point differential of 14.6.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-5 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-7 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jevon Carter averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Daxter Miles averages 14.2 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Barry Brown averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kamau Stokes averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 85.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 214th in the country. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 70th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 11.8 per game. The Mountaineers allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 36th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 59th place in college basketball. They force 20.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 111th in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 38th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 14.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 128th in college basketball. They are 276th in the nation in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 52nd in assists per contest with 16.5. The Wildcats are 340th in turnovers per game with 10.6. The Wildcats surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 101st in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 257th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Mountaineers are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 85.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 53rd in the country with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 189th. As a team they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 85th in Division 1. West Virginia is 335th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 36th in the nation.
Kansas State is 322nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 47th in the nation. The Wildcats are 22nd in the country in offensive rating with 116.9, and their defensive rating of 94.9 is ranked 63rd. In terms of pace they are 333rd in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 39th. As a team they are 39th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 104th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas State +3
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