Missouri vs West Virginia predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Missouri Tigers vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -12
The Missouri Tigers travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 12 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 67.1 points per game while giving up 61.6 per contest. West Virginia has an overall record of 15-3. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 60.6, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 8-9-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-7-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
01/24/20 F Kobe Brown Illness missed last game, is probable Saturday vs West Virginia
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
01/08/20 F Jeremiah Tilmon Foot is out indefinitely
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mark Smith averages 11.8 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Dru Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Derek Culver averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Oscar Tshiebwe averages 11.7 points per game while playing 23.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 42nd and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 60th, and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the NCAA. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in the nation. Missouri averages 67.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 291st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 273rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 293rd in D-1. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 228th and 279th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 60.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 9.2 assists allowed per contest, and 65th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 297th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. West Virginia is 130th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 163rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 290th in the nation. They are 5th in the country in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 187th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Mountaineers are 50th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Tigers are 210th in the nation in offensive rating with 100. In terms of pace they are 315th in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 252nd. As a team they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 59th in Division 1. Missouri is 60th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 112th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 102.8, which is ranked 148th. They are 105th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 233rd. As a unit they are 244th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 312th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -12
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