Murray State at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
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The Murray State Racers travel to Viejas Arena to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 9 point favorites.
Murray State comes into this game with an overall record of 24-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 22-9. They are averaging 79.6 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable Murray State Racers Betting Trends
The Murray State Racers are 17-11 against the spread this season
The Murray State Racers are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 15-15 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Key Murray State Racers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Terrell Miller Jr. averages 14.7 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jonathan Stark averages 21.8 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Daxter Miles averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Jevon Carter averages 17 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Racers allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in college basketball. Murray State averages 78.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 59th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 50th in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 93rd and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 92nd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 311th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 158th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 342nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game this season. West Virginia is 50th in Division 1 with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 251st in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 164th in the nation. They are 65th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 83rd in assists per contest with 15.1. The Mountaineers are 312th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Racers are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 96.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 245th in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 116th in Division 1. Murray State is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 15th in the nation.
West Virginia is 331st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 131st in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 49th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 30th. They are 134th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 223rd. As a unit they are 186th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 136th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Murray State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -9
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