West Virginia at Oklahoma State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma State as 5 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-18. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 72.8 points per contest while giving up 76.5 per game. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 11-19. They are averaging 67.4 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of -3.8.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-18-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 17-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 12-18-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 12-17-1 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 Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
01/27/19 F Trey Reeves Foot is out for season
01/17/19 F Kentrevious Jones Dismissed has been dismissed
01/17/19 F Maurice Calloo Dismissed has been dismissed
01/17/19 G Michael Weathers Dismissed has been dismissed
01/08/19 G Mike Cunningham Personal is out for season
Derek Culver comes into this game averaging 12.0 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 58%. Lamont West averages 10.4 points per contest in 23.8 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Cameron McGriff scores 12.4 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Lindy Waters averages 11.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 72.8 points per contest, which is 171st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 310th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 317th in the nation. They average 39.2 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 210th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 16.2 per game. The Mountaineers allow 76.5 points per contest, which is 291st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 261st and 250th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 199th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 301st in the nation with 67.4 points per contest this season. They are 294th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 46th in the NCAA. They are 239th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 211th in assists per game with 13.0. The Cowboys are 253rd in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Cowboys give up 71.3 points per game, which ranks them 175th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 103rd and 206th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 237th with 35.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cowboys are 63rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Mountaineers are 258th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.5. In terms of pace they are 84th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 310th. As a team they are 297th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 137th in Division 1. West Virginia is 34th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma State is 181st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 265th. They are 290th in D-1 in pace with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 245th. As a unit they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia +5
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