West Virginia at Kansas College Basketball Game Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Sprint Center to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 7.5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 12-19. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 76.5 per contest. Kansas has an overall record of 23-8. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 69.7, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-19-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 18-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 14-17-1 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 19-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out for season
02/26/19 G James Bolden Ankle is out for season
02/11/19 F Esa Ahmad Disciplinary is out for season
02/11/19 F Wesley Harris Disciplinary is out for season
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out for season
02/09/19 G Lagerald Vick Personal is out for season
01/06/19 C Udoka Azubuike Hand is out for season
Derek Culver comes into this game averaging 11.9 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 58%. Lamont West averages 10.7 points per contest in 24.4 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Dedric Lawson scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Devon Dotson averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 73.1 points per contest, which is 156th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 315th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 299th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 15.9 per game. The Mountaineers allow 76.5 points per contest, which is 295th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 266th and 270th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 165th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 205th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 107th in the nation with 75.3 points per contest this season. They are 67th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 120th in the NCAA. They are 54th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 182nd in assists per game with 13.3. The Jayhawks are 130th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Jayhawks give up 69.7 points per game, which ranks them 136th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 178th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 228th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 201st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Mountaineers are 246th in the nation in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 82nd in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 311th. As a team they are 300th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 146th in Division 1. West Virginia is 41st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 155th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 134th in the country in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 110th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 109th. As a team they are 112th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 257th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia +7.5
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