West Virginia vs St. John's NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/7/2019
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's +3.5
The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 3.5 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 63.0 per game. St. John's has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 81.1 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-4-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 5-4-0 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/05/19 F Ian Steere Eye is out indefinitely
Jermaine Haley comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 59%. Oscar Tshiebwe averages 12.3 points per game in 23.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.3 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.2 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. LJ Figueroa averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 128th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 212th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 259th in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 215th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 217th with 13.1 per game. The Mountaineers allow 63.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 91st and they give up 9.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 30th in the country with 81.1 points per game this year. They are 191st in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 99th in the nation. They are 8th in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game, and 75th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Red Storm are 178th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Red Storm surrender 67.2 points per contest, which ranks them 150th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 128th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 316th with 39.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 322nd in country in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per game.
The Mountaineers are 129th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 146th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 275th. As a team they are 230th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 342nd in Division 1. West Virginia is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 290th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 113th. They are 15th in D-1 in pace with 77.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 217th. As a unit they are 233rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's +3.5
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