Youngstown State at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The Youngstown State Penguins travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 28 point favorites.
Youngstown State heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 79.5 points per contest while giving up 80.5 per game. West Virginia has an overall record of 4-2. They are averaging 83.2 points per game and surrendering 76.5, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Youngstown State Penguins Betting Trends
The Youngstown State Penguins are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Youngstown State Penguins are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 2-4-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Youngstown State Penguins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
11/30/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is questionable Saturday vs Youngstown State
11/15/18 F Derek Culver Suspension is out indefinitely
Garrett Covington averages 10.3 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Kendale Hampton comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 17.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Sagaba Konate averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Esa Ahmad averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins allow 80.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 321st in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 279th and 155th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 222nd, and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 217th place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in the nation. Youngstown State averages 79.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 96th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 265th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 222nd in D-1. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 32nd and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 40th with 16.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 76.5 points per contest, which ranks them 274th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 176th and 337th in those defensive statistics. They rank 176th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 177th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 110th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. West Virginia is 46th in the country with 83.2 points per game this year. They are 207th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 135th in the nation. They are 38th in the country in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game and 62nd in assists per contest with 16.2. The Mountaineers are 65th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Penguins are 204th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 18th in the country with 77.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 238th. As a team they are 247th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 43rd in Division 1. Youngstown State is 116th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 125th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 71st. They are 128th in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 156th. As a unit they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 57th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Youngstown State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -28
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