Kansas State at West Virginia College Basketball Betting Tips 2/18/2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
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The Kansas State Wildcats head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Monday, February 18, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 8 point favorites.
Kansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 65.8 points per contest while giving up 60.2 per game. West Virginia has an overall record of 10-15. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 75.4, good for a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-11-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 11-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-16-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
02/17/19 F Dean Wade Foot left last game, is questionable Monday vs West Virginia
02/12/19 G Cartier Diarra Hand is out indefinitely
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out indefinitely
02/11/19 F Esa Ahmad Disciplinary is out for season
02/11/19 F Wesley Harris Disciplinary is out for season
Barry Brown comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Dean Wade averages 13.6 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Derek Culver scores 11.5 points per contest while playing 24.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. James Bolden averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 65.8 points per contest, which is 323rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 255th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 245th in the nation. They average 33.9 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 264th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 291st with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 60.2 points per contest, which is 4th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 74th and 79th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 36th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 67th place in the country. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 222nd in the nation with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 316th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 324th in the NCAA. They are 29th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.0 boards per contest and 236th in assists per game with 12.8. The Mountaineers are 15th in turnovers per contest with 16.2. The Mountaineers give up 75.4 points per game, which ranks them 271st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 224th and 236th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 171st with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 189th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 263rd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.3. In terms of pace they are 332nd in the country with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 269th. As a team they are 286th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Kansas State is 237th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 36th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 99.6, which is ranked 275th. They are 95th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 317th. As a unit they are 303rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas State -8
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