West Virginia at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Sprint Center to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 3 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 24-7. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 71.1, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-14 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 16-14 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-16 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
03/07/18 C Udoka Azubuike Knee is OUT for the Big 12 Tournament
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Daxter Miles averages 12.4 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jevon Carter averages 17 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Devonte' Graham averages 17.3 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 272nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 78th place in the country. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in college basketball. West Virginia averages 80.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 44th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 177th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 310th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 145th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 116th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 204th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 178th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season. Kansas is 34th in Division 1 with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 14th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the nation. They are 175th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Jayhawks are 282nd in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Mountaineers are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 96.9 is ranked 34th. In terms of pace they are 116th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 214th. As a team they are 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 132nd in Division 1. West Virginia is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 93rd in the nation.
Kansas is 290th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 72nd in the nation. The Jayhawks are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 116, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 133rd. In terms of pace they are 137th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 8th. As a team they are 18th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 82nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -3
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