Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 15-3 and a road record of 3-1. They are 7-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-5. The Wildcats have an overall record of 14-4 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 9-4 against the spread.
Jevon Carter comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Esa Ahmad averages 11.7 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Barry Brown averages 12.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. D.J. Johnson averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
West Virginia averages 89 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 25.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 155th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 80th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 11.1 per game. The Mountaineers allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 86th and 59th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 74th place in the country. They force 23.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Kansas State averages 76.3 points per game this year which ranks them 81st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 256th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 133rd with 12.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 281st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 80.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 15.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 119.4 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.5 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 32% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 16.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 40.4%. The Mountaineers give up 65.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 74.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.9 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112.3 and 62.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Kansas State turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.7%. The Wildcats give up 60.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-6 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-5 against the over/under
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 9-4 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 7-7 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/17/16 F Dante Williams Personal left the program
11/11/16 G Cartier Diarra Knee out for season
11/11/16 F James Love Foot out for season
01/18/17 G Kamau Stokes Ankle injured last game, "?"
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas State
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