Kansas at West Virginia NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 5.5 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 70.1 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 8-9. They are averaging 75.2 points per contest and giving up 73.9, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-9-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-10-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out indefinitely
01/06/19 C Udoka Azubuike Hand is out for season
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out 2-4 weeks
Dedric Lawson comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Lagerald Vick averages 15.2 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
James Bolden scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 21.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Esa Ahmad averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 78.8 points per contest, which is 65th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 125th in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 69th and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 200th with 13.1 per game. The Jayhawks allow 70.1 points per contest, which is 147th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 163rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 242nd, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 229th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 144th in the nation with 75.2 points per contest this season. They are 288th 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 273rd in the NCAA. They are 14th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 204th in assists per game with 13.3. The Mountaineers are 40th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Mountaineers give up 73.9 points per game, which ranks them 238th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 137th and 260th in those defensive statistics. They rank 140th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 158th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 86th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 96th. They are 102nd in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 70th. As a unit they are 93rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in D-1. Kansas is 213th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 72nd 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 105.4, which is ranked 147th. They are 147th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 274th. As a unit they are 243rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 101st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas -5.5
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