Oklahoma at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Oklahoma Sooners travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 5.5 point favorites.
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Oklahoma comes into this game with an overall record of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.2 as they are averaging 95.8 points per game while giving up 80.6 per contest. West Virginia has an overall record of 13-1. They are averaging 84.2 points per game and surrendering 64.9, good for a point differential of 19.3.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 11-1 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-5 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Trae Young averages 29.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Christian James averages 13 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jevon Carter averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 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%. Daxter Miles averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma averages 95.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 26th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.8 per game. The Sooners allow 80.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 326th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 104th and 226th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 300th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 257th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 216th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 28th in the country with 84.2 points per game this year. They are 223rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 19.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 258th in college basketball. They are 25th in the nation in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 51st in assists per contest with 16.4. The Mountaineers are 285th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Mountaineers surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 35th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 196th in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 153rd with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 349th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 20.5 per game this season.
The Sooners are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.7, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 178th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the country with 80 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 67th in Division 1. Oklahoma is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 118th in the nation.
West Virginia is 330th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 56th in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 8th in the nation in defensive rating with 87.8, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 40th. They are 54th in D-1 in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 210th. As a unit they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -5.5
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