West Virginia at Texas Tech College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Sprint Center to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 13 point favorites.
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West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 12-19. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 76.6 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall record of 26-5. They are averaging 73.1 points per game and surrendering 58.6, good for a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-19-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 18-13-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 15-15-1 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 13-17-1 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
02/11/19 F Khavon Moore Medical is out for season
Lamont West averages 10.5 points per game in 24.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Derek Culver comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Davide Moretti averages 11.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 93%. Jarrett Culver averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 296th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 264th and 268th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 211th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in the nation. West Virginia averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 164th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 313th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 301st in D-1. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Raiders surrender 58.6 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 9.3 assists allowed per contest, and 36th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 323rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Texas Tech is 158th in the country with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 44th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 63rd in the nation. They are 235th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game and 169th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Red Raiders are 245th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Mountaineers are 250th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 90th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 308th. 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 138th in Division 1. West Virginia is 40th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 178th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 87th. They are 264th in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 62nd. As a unit they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Tech -13
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