Tuesday, January 3, 2017
United Spirit Arena
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to United Spirit Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 12-1 and a road record of 2-0. They are 6-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Red Raiders have an overall record of 11-2 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 5-4 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Esa Ahmad comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 22.6 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 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Daxter Miles averages 10.7 points per game in 17.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Keenan Evans averages 13.5 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year for the Red Raiders. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Anthony Livingston averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
West Virginia averages 91.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 32.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 94th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game which ranks them 61st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 10.5 per game. The Mountaineers allow 59.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 39th and 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 141st and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 25.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Texas Tech averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 46th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 20 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 49th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 133rd and 73rd respectively. In the turnover department the Red Raiders rank 24th with 11.1 per game. The Red Raiders allow 60 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 159th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 25.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the nation. The Red Raiders force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 82.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 21.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 25 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 122.3 and they assist on 56.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.1 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 32% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 18.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41%. The Mountaineers give up 61.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Red Raiders score 85 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 26.4 points per game. The Red Raiders have a rating on offense of 120.4 and 51.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 59%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Texas Tech turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33%. The Red Raiders give up 58.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-2 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-5 against the over/under
Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-4 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-4 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
12/29/16 C Norense Odiase Foot is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Iowa State
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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