West Virginia at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 1 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.6 as they are averaging 81.5 points per contest while giving up 64.9 per game. TCU has an overall record of 14-5. They are averaging 87.5 points per game and surrendering 77.6, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-7 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-9 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-9 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 13-5 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
01/21/18 F Teddy Allen Disciplinary is "?" Monday vs TCU
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
01/17/18 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
Daxter Miles averages 13.1 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Jevon Carter averages 16.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Kenrich Williams averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Vladimir Brodziansky averages 15.4 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 153rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 154th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 42nd place in the country. They force 19.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in college basketball. West Virginia averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 39th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 270th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 251st in D-1. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 77.6 points per contest, which ranks them 299th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 299th in those defensive statistics. They rank 332nd with 16.4 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 30.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 157th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. TCU is 6th in Division 1 with 87.5 points per game this year. They are 11th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the nation. They are 113th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.0. The Horned Frogs are 273rd in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Mountaineers are 55th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 89 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 61st in the country with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 235th. As a team they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 94th in Division 1. West Virginia is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 45th in the nation.
TCU is 308th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 306th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 7th in the country in offensive rating with 118.7, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 265th. In terms of pace they are 99th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 209th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take TCU +1
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