Baylor at West Virginia College Basketball Game Picks 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
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The Baylor Bears head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 1 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. West Virginia has an overall mark of 9-9. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 73.3, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 10-7-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 6-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
01/12/19 F Tristan Clark Knee is out for season
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out indefinitely
Makai Mason comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 84%. King McClure averages 10.8 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
James Bolden scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 21.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Esa Ahmad averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 71.4 points per contest, which is 238th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 215th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 286th in the nation. They average 38.2 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 174th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 133rd with 13.8 per game. The Bears allow 63.8 points per contest, which is 24th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 66th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 34th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 154th in the nation with 74.6 points per contest this season. They are 280th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 269th in the NCAA. They are 21st in D-1 in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 208th in assists per game with 13.2. The Mountaineers are 44th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Mountaineers give up 73.3 points per game, which ranks them 232nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 133rd and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 154th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 107th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 134th. They are 301st in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 224th. As a unit they are 229th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 129th in D-1. Baylor is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 68th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 161st. They are 149th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 269th. As a unit they are 244th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 117th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor +1
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