West Virginia at Texas Tech NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/4/2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
United Supermarkets Arena
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to United Supermarkets Arena to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Monday, February 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas Tech as 12.5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 10-12. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 75.1 per contest. Texas Tech has an overall record of 17-5. They are averaging 70.4 points per game and surrendering 57.8, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 7-14-1 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-14-0 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out indefinitely
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Bolden comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Esa Ahmad averages 12.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jarrett Culver averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Matt Mooney averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 160th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 283rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 275th in the nation. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 209th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.6 per game. The Mountaineers allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 266th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 195th and 227th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 157th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 153rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 255th in the country with 70.4 points per game this year. They are 80th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 199th in the nation. They are 254th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 249th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Red Raiders are 193rd in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Red Raiders surrender 57.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 9.5 assists allowed per contest and 49th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Raiders are 317th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Mountaineers are 199th in the nation in offensive rating with 103. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 288th. As a team they are 265th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 144th in Division 1. West Virginia is 55th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 114th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 103.4, which is ranked 186th. They are 266th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 136th. As a unit they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 294th in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Tech -12.5
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