West Virginia at Kansas State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Bramlage Coliseum to play the Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas State as 4.5 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 76.1 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Kansas State has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 65.2 points per contest and giving up 58.9, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-8-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out 2-4 weeks
01/08/19 G Brandon Knapper Suspension Served missed last game, is probable Wednesday vs Kansas State
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/19/18 F Dean Wade Foot is out indefinitely
01/08/19 G Kamau Stokes Foot is questionable Wednesday vs West Virginia
Esa Ahmad averages 13.4 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. James Bolden comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 20.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Kamau Stokes averages 10.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Barry Brown averages 13.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 190th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 197th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 174th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 113th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in the nation. West Virginia averages 76.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 129th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 269th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 230th in D-1. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 58.9 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 42nd and 37th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 51st with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 273rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Kansas State is 329th in the country with 65.2 points per game this year. They are 285th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in the nation. They are 144th in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 194th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Wildcats are 248th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Mountaineers are 148th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 140th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 246th. As a team they are 227th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 88th in Division 1. West Virginia is 56th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 197th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 95.8, which is ranked 312th. They are 287th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 311th. As a unit they are 322nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 284th in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas State -4.5
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