Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Lloyd Noble Center
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Lloyd Noble Center to play the Oklahoma Sooners on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 9 point favorites.
The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 18-5 and a road record of 4-2. They are 9-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-7. The Sooners have an overall record of 8-14 and a home record of 5-6. They have an over/under record of 12-8 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
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Esa Ahmad comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 24 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Jevon Carter averages 11.7 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jordan Woodard averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Sooners. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kameron McGusty averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
West Virginia averages 87.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 105th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game which ranks them 101st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 44th with 11.7 per game. The Mountaineers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 124th and 168th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 137th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the country. They force 22.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Oklahoma averages 75.1 points per game this year which ranks them 116th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 226th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 125th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 72nd and 290th respectively. In the turnover department the Sooners rank 263rd with 14.2 per game. The Sooners allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 240th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 113th and 234th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 278th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 151st place in the nation. The Sooners force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 80.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 118.4 and they assist on 57.6% 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 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 15.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.7%. The Mountaineers give up 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Sooners score 77.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -14 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Sooners have a rating on offense of 101.3 and 43.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.4%. The Sooners give up 75.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-9 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-7 against the over/under
Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 9-10 against the spread
The Oklahoma Sooners are 12-8 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -9
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