West Virginia at Baylor College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/20/2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 1.5 point favorites.
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West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 12.1 as they are averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. Baylor has an overall mark of 17-10. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-12 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-13 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 13-7 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 7-12 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Daxter Miles averages 12.2 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Jevon Carter averages 16.9 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Jo Acuil averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Manu Lecomte averages 16.5 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 224th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 170th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 81st place in the country. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in college basketball. West Virginia averages 80.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 45th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 247th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 171st in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears surrender 68.9 points per contest, which ranks them 86th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 241st with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 49th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bears are 44th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game this season. Baylor is 103rd in Division 1 with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 54th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They are 36th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 82nd in assists per contest with 15.2. The Bears are 158th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Mountaineers are 31st in the nation in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 220th. As a team they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 117th in Division 1. West Virginia is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 83rd in the nation.
Baylor is 155th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 38th in Division 1. The Bears are 94th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 67th. They are 245th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 106th. As a unit they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 302nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Baylor -1.5
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