Kansas State vs West Virginia Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -12
The Kansas State Wildcats head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 12 point favorites.
Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 65.6 points per game while giving up 63.4 per contest. West Virginia has an overall record of 16-4. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 61.6, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 8-12-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 12-7-1 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-8-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
01/22/20 F Antonio Gordon Suspension 3-game suspension
01/22/20 F James Love III Suspension 8-game suspension
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
01/29/20 G Brandon Knapper Illness is questionable
Xavier Sneed comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Cartier Diarra averages 13.0 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Oscar Tshiebwe scores 11.4 points per contest while playing 23.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.1 rebounds per contest and has 0.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Derek Culver averages 10.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State averages 65.6 points per contest, which is 310th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 276th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 200th in the nation. They average 34.0 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 260th and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 80th with 14.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.4 points per contest, which is 43rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 127th and 120th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 187th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 115th in the nation with 73.7 points per contest this season. They are 189th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 315th in the NCAA. They are 6th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 223rd in assists per game with 12.7. The Mountaineers are 65th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Mountaineers give up 61.6 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 9.6 dimes allowed per game and 65th with 32.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 316th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 287th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.2. In terms of pace they are 273rd in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 256th. As a team they are 274th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 115th in Division 1. Kansas State is 56th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 137th 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 103.4, which is ranked 134th. They are 100th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 268th. As a unit they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 320th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas State +12
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