West Virginia at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Sprint Center to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 2 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 80.4 points per game while giving up 68.9 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall record of 23-8. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-14 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 13-13 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/06/17 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jevon Carter averages 17 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Daxter Miles averages 12.1 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Keenan Evans scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jarrett Culver averages 11.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 80.4 points per contest this year, which is 44th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 242nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 183rd in Division 1. They average 38.2 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 317th with 11.3 per game. The Mountaineers allow 68.9 points per contest, which is 91st in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 291st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 174th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 79th place in college basketball. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 122nd in the country with 75.7 points per contest this season. They are 94th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 132nd in Division 1. They are 153rd in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 181st in assists per game with 13.5. The Red Raiders are 205th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Red Raiders give up 64.5 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 35th with 31.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 330th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Mountaineers are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 39th. In terms of pace they are 124th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 215th. As a team they are 182nd 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 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 92nd in the nation.
Texas Tech is 206th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 19th in the nation. The Red Raiders are 87th in the country in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 93.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 228th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 115th. As a team they are 107th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia +2
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