West Virginia at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 4 point favorites.
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West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 19-7. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 81.0 points per game while giving up 68.0 per contest. Kansas has an overall record of 20-6. They are averaging 81.8 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-11 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-12 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 12-12 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Jevon Carter averages 16.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Daxter Miles averages 11.8 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Devonte' Graham averages 17.5 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 81.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 254th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 212th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 11.7 per game. The Mountaineers allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 243rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 179th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 80th place in college basketball. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 32nd in the country with 81.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in college basketball. They are 162nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Jayhawks are 303rd in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Jayhawks surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 140th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 54th in those defensive statistics. They rank 130th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 247th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 190th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Mountaineers are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 95 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 79th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 228th. As a team they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 119th in Division 1. West Virginia is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 76th in the nation.
Kansas is 305th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 58th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 100th. In terms of pace they are 105th in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 16th. As a team they are 28th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -4
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