Oklahoma State vs West Virginia Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -11
The Oklahoma State Cowboys head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 11 point favorites.
Oklahoma State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 67.2 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. West Virginia has an overall mark of 18-7. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 61.8, which is a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 11-14-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 13-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-12-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-18-0 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
02/17/20 G Chris Harris Jr. Leg is questionable Tuesday vs West Virginia
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Isaac Likekele comes into this game averaging 11.4 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Lindy Waters averages 11.4 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Oscar Tshiebwe scores 11.6 points per contest while playing 23.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 0.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Derek Culver averages 10.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State averages 67.2 points per contest, which is 288th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 294th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 123rd and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 190th with 13.0 per game. The Cowboys allow 65.9 points per contest, which is 84th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 84th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 213th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 254th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 172nd in the nation with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 248th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 312th in the NCAA. They are 6th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.0 boards per contest and 242nd in assists per game with 12.3. The Mountaineers are 41st in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Mountaineers give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 20th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 9.9 dimes allowed per game and 60th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 322nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 97.9, which is ranked 259th. They are 228th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 311th. As a unit they are 288th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 238th in D-1. Oklahoma State is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 86th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 100.8, which is ranked 188th. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 304th. As a unit they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 313th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma State +11
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