Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 5-3. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Horned Frogs have an overall record of 17-11 and a home record of 13-4. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 12-14 against the spread.
Jevon Carter comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Esa Ahmad averages 11.7 points per game in 24.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
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Vladimir Brodziansky averages 13.6 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per contest this year for the Horned Frogs. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Alex Robinson averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
West Virginia averages 85.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 108th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game which ranks them 72nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 108th with 12.5 per game. The Mountaineers allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 81st and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the country. They force 21.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
TCU averages 74 points per game this year which ranks them 144th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 77th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 168th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Horned Frogs rank 184th with 13.3 per game. The Horned Frogs allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 193rd and 240th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 294th place in the nation. The Horned Frogs force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 160th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 78.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 115.5 and they assist on 57.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.5%. The Mountaineers give up 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Horned Frogs score 76.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.2 points per game. The Horned Frogs have a rating on offense of 107.9 and 61.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. TCU turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.9%. The Horned Frogs give up 65.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-11 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-9 against the over/under
TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 12-14 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 13-13 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
02/24/17 F Esa Ahmad Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. TCU
TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
12/29/16 F Kouat Noi Eligibility out for season
01/03/17 G Malique Trent Personal left the team
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -5.5
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