Texas vs West Virginia Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/20/2020
Game: Texas Longhorns vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -10
The Texas Longhorns travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Monday, January 20, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 10 point favorites.
Texas heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 66.5 points per contest while giving up 61.2 per game. West Virginia has an overall record of 14-3. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 60.7, good for a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 6-11-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-7-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-12-0 against the over/under
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
01/18/20 F Jericho Sims Undisclosed left last game, is questionable
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Courtney Ramey averages 11.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Matt Coleman comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Derek Culver averages 10.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Oscar Tshiebwe averages 11.6 points per game while playing 23.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 170th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd, and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the NCAA. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in the nation. Texas averages 66.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 296th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 166th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 151st in D-1. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 282nd and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 60.7 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 9.2 assists allowed per contest, and 75th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 296th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. West Virginia is 167th in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 189th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in the nation. They are 11th in the country in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game and 204th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Mountaineers are 42nd in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Longhorns have an offensive rating of 99.4, which is ranked 226th. They are 307th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 116th. As a unit they are 199th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 39th in D-1. Texas is 116th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 76th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 100.8, which is ranked 190th. They are 106th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 255th. As a unit they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia -10
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