Valparaiso at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 17 point favorites.
Valparaiso comes into this game with an overall record of 3-2. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 68.0 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 2-2. They are averaging 79.8 points per contest and giving up 76.3, which is a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 1-3-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/15/18 F Derek Culver Suspension is out indefinitely
Javon Freeman comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Ryan Fazekas averages 12.4 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Lamont West averages 14.0 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Esa Ahmad averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Valparaiso averages 78.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 129th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 280th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 236th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 12.8 per game. The Crusaders allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 155th and 140th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 97th place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 207th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 114th in the country with 79.8 points per game this year. They are 229th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 175th in the nation. They are 44th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 131st in assists per contest with 14.8. The Mountaineers are 16th in turnovers per game with 17.8. The Mountaineers surrender 76.3 points per contest, which ranks them 267th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 292nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 238th with 36.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 67th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Crusaders have an offensive rating of 110.7, which is ranked 93rd. They are 265th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 89th. As a unit they are 81st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in D-1. Valparaiso is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 33rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.3 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 139th. They are 153rd in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 163rd. As a unit they are 96th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Valparaiso/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -17
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