Oklahoma vs West Virginia Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -8
The Oklahoma Sooners travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 8 point favorites.
Oklahoma heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. West Virginia has an overall mark of 19-9. They are averaging 70.1 points per contest and giving up 61.7, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 12-14-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma Sooners are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-14-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-21-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
02/27/20 F Kristian Doolittle Nose is probable
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kristian Doolittle comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Brady Manek averages 14.9 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Oscar Tshiebwe averages 11.1 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Derek Culver averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 256th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 115th and 274th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 329th with 11.1 per game. The Sooners allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 132nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 42nd and 218th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 306th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 113th place in Division 1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 204th in the country with 70.1 points per game this year. They are 249th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 335th in the nation. They are 12th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 231st in assists per contest with 12.4. The Mountaineers are 47th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Mountaineers surrender 61.7 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 317th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Sooners are 189th in the nation in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 141st in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 247th. As a team they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 134th in Division 1. Oklahoma is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 101st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 196th. They are 157th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 309th. As a unit they are 317th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -8
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