Baylor vs West Virginia Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -1
The Baylor Bears travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 1 point favorites.
Baylor comes into this game with an overall record of 26-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 59.6 per contest. West Virginia has an overall record of 20-10. They are averaging 70.1 points per game and surrendering 62.4, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 18-11-0 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-15-1 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-22-0 against the over/under
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
03/06/20 G Mark Vital Knee is questionable Saturday vs West Virginia
03/06/20 F Tristan Clark Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs West Virginia
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jared Butler comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. MaCio Teague averages 14.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Oscar Tshiebwe averages 11.1 points per game while playing 23.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Derek Culver averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 165th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 221st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 70th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 84th and 110th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 294th with 11.8 per game. The Bears allow 59.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 76th place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 300th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 209th in the country with 70.1 points per game this year. They are 258th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 340th in the nation. They are 10th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 234th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Mountaineers are 69th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Mountaineers surrender 62.4 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.1 assists allowed per contest and 64th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 312th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 69th. They are 305th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 197th. As a unit they are 213th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in D-1. Baylor is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 198th. They are 174th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 319th. As a unit they are 327th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 320th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -1
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