Texas at West Virginia College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Texas Longhorns travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 3.5 point favorites.
Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 13-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 72.0 points per game while giving up 66.8 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 10-13. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest and giving up 75.3, which is a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 9-14-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-14-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out indefinitely
Jaxson Hayes averages 10.6 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest. He averages 0.3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 74% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Kerwin Roach Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Lamont West averages 10.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Esa Ahmad averages 12.0 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 92nd and 230th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 179th, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in the nation. Texas averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 211th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 227th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 233rd in D-1. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 215th and 220th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 269th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 216th and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 180th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest, and 162nd with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 182nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. West Virginia is 181st in the country with 73.0 points per game this year. They are 302nd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 291st in the nation. They are 30th in the country in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game and 231st in assists per contest with 12.9. The Mountaineers are 20th in turnovers per game with 16.1.
The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 105.5, which is ranked 142nd. They are 273rd in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 196th. As a unit they are 203rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 57th in D-1. Texas is 297th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 40th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 238th. They are 93rd in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 297th. As a unit they are 278th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 136th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia +3.5
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