Saturday, January 14, 2017
Frank Erwin Center
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 14-2 and a road record of 2-1. They are 7-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Longhorns have an overall record of 7-9 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 5-10 and they are 8-7 against the spread.
Esa Ahmad comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Jevon Carter averages 10.9 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Tevin Mack averages 14.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Longhorns. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
West Virginia averages 90.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 28.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 99th in the country. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 75th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 10.8 per game. The Mountaineers allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 60th and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 139th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the country. They force 24.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Texas averages 69.8 points per game this year which ranks them 233rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 165th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 316th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 161st and 297th respectively. In the turnover department the Longhorns rank 166th with 13.3 per game. The Longhorns allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the nation. The Longhorns force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 190th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 81.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 17.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 121 and they assist on 58.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.8 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 31% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 17.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 40.9%. The Mountaineers give up 64 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Longhorns score 74.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.4 points per game. The Longhorns have a rating on offense of 99.9 and 45.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 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 35% of their shots. Texas turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.6%. The Longhorns give up 65.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-4 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-5 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 8-7 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 5-10 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/10/17 G Kendal Yancy Ankle out indefinitely
01/10/17 F Mareik Isom Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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