West Virginia at Oklahoma State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 3 point favorites.
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West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 11-1. They currently have a point differential of 23.4 as they are averaging 85.8 points per game while giving up 62.4 per contest. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 10-2. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest and giving up 65.7, which is a point differential of 13.8.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-5 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 0-9 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/14/17 G Davon Dillard Dismissed is out for season
12/14/17 G Zack Dawson Dismissed is out for season
Daxter Miles averages 14.4 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Jevon Carter averages 16.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 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 87%.
Kendall Smith averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Tavarius Shine averages 10.8 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 189th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 67th place in the country. They force 20.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in college basketball. West Virginia averages 85.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 23.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 212th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 219th in D-1. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 322nd with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cowboys surrender 65.7 points per contest, which ranks them 51st in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 183rd with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cowboys are 324th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game this season. Oklahoma State is 88th in Division 1 with 79.4 points per game this year. They are 210th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 13.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 263rd in the nation. They are 96th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 40th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Cowboys are 207th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Mountaineers are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.7, and their defensive rating of 84.1 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 60th in the country with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 197th. As a team they are 186th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 87th in Division 1. West Virginia is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 27th in the nation.
Oklahoma State is 249th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 39th in the nation. The Cowboys are 89th in the country in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 90.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 114th in Division 1 with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 186th. As a team they are 153rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 67th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma State +3
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