Baylor at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Baylor Bears travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 10 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 80.1 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. West Virginia has an overall mark of 14-1. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest and giving up 65.7, which is a point differential of 18.9.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-5 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/18 F Esa Ahmad Eligibility eligible to play 01/13 vs Texas Tech
Manu Lecomte averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 91%. Jo Acuil averages 16.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jevon Carter averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Daxter Miles averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 80.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 83rd in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 13.0 per game. The Bears allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 275th place in college basketball. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 27th in the country with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 217th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 18.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 278th in college basketball. They are 28th in the nation in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 53rd in assists per contest with 16.3. The Mountaineers are 290th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Mountaineers surrender 65.7 points per contest, which ranks them 44th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 192nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 164th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 349th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 20.3 per game this season.
The Bears are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 93rd. In terms of pace they are 262nd in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 33rd. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 267th in Division 1. Baylor is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 63rd in the nation.
West Virginia is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 61st in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 11th in the nation in defensive rating with 88.5, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 37th. They are 49th in D-1 in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 212th. As a unit they are 180th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -10
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