Kansas at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
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The Kansas Jayhawks travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 3.5 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-3. They currently have a point differential of 15.6 as they are averaging 85.8 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. West Virginia has an overall mark of 15-2. They are averaging 82.1 points per contest and giving up 65.4, which is a point differential of 16.8.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-7 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-6 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/17/17 F Billy Preston Suspension is out indefinitely
01/13/18 Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Kansas State
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Devonte' Graham averages 18.4 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 16.5 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Daxter Miles averages 13.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Jevon Carter averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 85.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 42%, which is good for 7th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 153rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 11.8 per game. The Jayhawks allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 127th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 38th and 91st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 100th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 40th in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 266th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 16.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 245th in college basketball. They are 38th in the nation in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 64th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Mountaineers are 293rd in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Mountaineers surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 186th in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 170th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 349th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 19.9 per game this season.
The Jayhawks are 84th in the country in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 118.7 is ranked 7th. They are 91st in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 3rd. As a unit they are 10th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 79th in D-1. Kansas is 304th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 52nd in the country.
West Virginia is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 60th in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 10th in the nation in defensive rating with 89.1, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 58th. They are 57th in D-1 in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 239th. As a unit they are 207th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -3.5
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