West Virginia at TCU NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 8.5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. TCU has an overall mark of 12-3. They are averaging 79.3 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 11.9.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-9-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-6-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 7-7-1 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out 2-4 weeks
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
01/14/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is questionable Tuesday vs West Virginia
01/11/19 F Yuat Alok Transferred has left team
Esa Ahmad averages 13.1 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.6 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 12.0 points per game while playing 21.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Desmond Bane averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Kouat Noi averages 14.3 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 116th and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in the nation. West Virginia averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 132nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 271st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 245th in D-1. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 213th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 48th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 86th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 220th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest, and 74th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 226th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. TCU is 62nd in the country with 79.3 points per game this year. They are 32nd in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 88th in the nation. They are 115th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Horned Frogs are 236th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Mountaineers are 134th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.4. In terms of pace they are 165th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 255th. As a team they are 226th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 90th in Division 1. West Virginia is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 231st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 109.8, which is ranked 69th. They are 91st in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 226th in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take TCU -8.5
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