Texas at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Texas Longhorns travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 8 point favorites.
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Texas heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 73.1 points per contest while giving up 65.4 per game. West Virginia has an overall mark of 15-3. They are averaging 81.2 points per contest and giving up 65.7, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-7 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/10/18 G Andrew Jones Illness is out for season
01/10/18 G Kerwin Roach II Hand is out indefinitely
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Mohamed Bamba averages 11.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. Dylan Osetkowski averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Daxter Miles averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Jevon Carter averages 16.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 46th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 219th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 43rd place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in college basketball. Texas averages 73.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 172nd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 329th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 304th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 241st with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 65.7 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 190th in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 173rd with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 349th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 19.5 per game this season. West Virginia is 40th in Division 1 with 81.2 points per game this year. They are 273rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 282nd in the nation. They are 38th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game and 76th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Mountaineers are 274th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Longhorns are 190th in the nation in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 93 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 291st in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 212th. As a team they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 159th in Division 1. Texas is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 17th in the nation.
West Virginia is 325th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 61st in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 10th in the nation in defensive rating with 89.8, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 67th. They are 61st in D-1 in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 248th. As a unit they are 218th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -8
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