West Virginia at Kansas College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 14.5 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-14. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 75.3 per game. Kansas has an overall record of 19-6. They are averaging 76.9 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-15-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 15-10-0 against the over/under
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
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/05/18 F Silvio De Sousa Eligibility is out for season
02/15/19 G Marcus Garrett Ankle is out Saturday vs West Virginia
02/09/19 G Lagerald Vick Personal is out indefinitely
01/06/19 C Udoka Azubuike Hand is out for season
Lamont West averages 9.8 points per game in 21.5 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Derek Culver comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 57%.
Devon Dotson averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Dedric Lawson averages 19.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 269th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 214th and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 199th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in the nation. West Virginia averages 72.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 197th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 309th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 307th in D-1. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 156th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 139th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 249th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 192nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Kansas is 81st in the country with 76.9 points per game this year. They are 61st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in the nation. They are 58th in the country in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 170th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Jayhawks are 171st in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Mountaineers are 252nd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.8. In terms of pace they are 99th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 312th. As a team they are 294th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 143rd in Division 1. West Virginia is 40th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 188th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 113th in the country in offensive rating with 106.7. In terms of pace they are 106th in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 85th. As a team they are 104th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 269th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas -14.5
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