West Virginia at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 13 point favorites.
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West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.2 as they are averaging 87.2 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 5-4. They are averaging 71.1 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-3 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-5 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Esa Ahmad Eligibility expected to miss 1st semester
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Daxter Miles averages 14.6 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jevon Carter averages 19.4 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Ryan Luther averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Jared Wilson-Frame scores 12.9 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 66.0 points per contest which is 64th in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 92nd and 300th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 197th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 145th place in the country. They force 21.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in the nation. West Virginia averages 87.2 points per contest this year, which is 26th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 21.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 211th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 214th in college basketball. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 48th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers give up 71.9 points per game, which ranks them 183rd in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 132nd and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 269th with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 224th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 47th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year. Pittsburgh is 250th in Division 1 with 71.1 points per contest this season. They are 126th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 180th in D-1. They are 276th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 127th in assists per game with 14.8. The Panthers are 123rd in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Mountaineers are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.6, and their defensive rating of 88.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 52nd in the country with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 178th. As a team they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 71st in Division 1. West Virginia is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 25.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 119th in the nation.
Pittsburgh is 56th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 139th in Division 1. The Panthers are 247th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 211th. They are 312th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 103rd. As a unit they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 87th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take West Virginia -13 and over 150 total points
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