Oklahoma at West Virginia NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Oklahoma Sooners travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma as 1.5 point favorites.
Oklahoma comes into this game with an overall record of 15-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 67.1 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 9-12. They are averaging 73.8 points per contest and giving up 75.3, which is a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 15-4-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma Sooners are 7-13-1 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-13-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-9-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out indefinitely
Christian James comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Brady Manek averages 11.1 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
James Bolden averages 12.2 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Esa Ahmad averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 223rd in the nation. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 228th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 227th with 12.8 per game. The Sooners allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 113th place in Division 1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 163rd in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 282nd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 270th in the nation. They are 29th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 190th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Mountaineers are 24th in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Mountaineers surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 268th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 214th in those defensive statistics. They rank 156th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 170th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 144th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Sooners have an offensive rating of 101.7, which is ranked 224th. They are 118th in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 225th. As a unit they are 231st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in D-1. Oklahoma is 225th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 50th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 209th. They are 104th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 281st. As a unit they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 137th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia +1.5
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