Jacksonville State at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 14 point favorites.
Jacksonville State heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 73.4 points per contest while giving up 65.6 per game. West Virginia has an overall record of 6-4. They are averaging 80.0 points per game and surrendering 73.9, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Trends
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 7-3-0 against the spread this season
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 3-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Jacksonville State Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/21/18 F Derek Culver Suspension is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Jacksonville St
12/21/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is questionable Saturday vs Jacksonville St
Jason Burnell comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Marlon Hunter averages 11.1 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Esa Ahmad scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Sagaba Konate averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.0 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Jacksonville State averages 73.4 points per contest, which is 210th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 236th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 325th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 167th with 13.5 per game. The Gamecocks allow 65.6 points per contest, which is 60th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 129th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 186th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 145th place in the country. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 66th in the nation with 80.0 points per contest this season. They are 270th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 241st in the NCAA. They are 11th in D-1 in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 119th in assists per game with 14.7. The Mountaineers are 24th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Mountaineers give up 73.9 points per game, which ranks them 235th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 88th and 222nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 162nd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 250th with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 178th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 250th. They are 92nd in college basketball in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 293rd. As a unit they are 279th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 340th in D-1. Jacksonville State is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 75th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 132nd. They are 63rd in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 250th. As a unit they are 202nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 83rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Jacksonville State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Jacksonville State +14
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