West Virginia vs Pittsburgh NCAA Basketball Tips 11/15/2019
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -1.5
The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday, November 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 1.5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They currently have a point differential of 10 as they are averaging 94 points per game while giving up 84.0 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 2-1. They are averaging 68 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 0-1-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
Jermaine Haley averages 16.0 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 86% for the year while his free throw percentage is 44%. Derek Culver comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Trey McGowens averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Ryan Murphy averages 17.0 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 84.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 329th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 181st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 170th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest which puts them in 210th place in the NCAA. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in the nation. West Virginia averages 94.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 91st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 75th in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 192nd and 49th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 120th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 285th in those defensive statistics. They rank 158th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 87th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 141st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Pittsburgh is 250th in the country with 68.0 points per game this year. They are 232nd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 171st in the nation. They are 187th in the country in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 241st in assists per contest with 12.0. The Panthers are 123rd in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Mountaineers are 75th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 5th in the country with 83.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 135th. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% of their shots, ranking 349th in Division 1. West Virginia is 242nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 97th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 158th in the country in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 326th in Division 1 with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 239th. As a team they are 190th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 222nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -1.5
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