Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/12/2020
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -1
The Kansas Jayhawks travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 1 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 20-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.7 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 60.3 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 18-5. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 61.7, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-16-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-10-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-16-0 against the over/under
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
02/11/20 G Michael Jankovich Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs West Virginia
01/22/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension is out next 12 games
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
02/11/20 G Sean McNeil Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Kansas
Devon Dotson comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Udoka Azubuike averages 13.0 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 76% for the year while his free throw percentage is 43%.
Oscar Tshiebwe averages 11.5 points per game while playing 23.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Derek Culver averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 87th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 119th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 205th with 13.0 per game. The Jayhawks allow 60.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 96th place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 130th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 207th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 311th in the nation. They are 6th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 222nd in assists per contest with 12.7. The Mountaineers are 60th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Mountaineers surrender 61.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 9.5 assists allowed per contest and 65th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 316th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 109, which is ranked 38th. They are 239th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 24th. As a unit they are 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 282nd in D-1. Kansas is 197th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 141st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 153rd. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 280th. As a unit they are 287th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Virginia -1
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