West Virginia Mountaineers vs Baylor Bears Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/15/2020
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor -5.5
The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 5.5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 18-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 61.5 per contest. Baylor has an overall record of 22-1. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 58.3, good for a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-11-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 15-8-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 10-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while playing 23.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Derek Culver averages 10.6 points per contest in 24.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Jared Butler scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. MaCio Teague averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 158th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 232nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 314th in the nation. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 50th with 14.8 per game. The Mountaineers allow 61.5 points per contest, which is 14th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they allow 9.5 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 168th in the nation with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 227th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 78th in the NCAA. They are 70th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 132nd in assists per game with 13.7. The Bears are 301st in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Bears give up 58.3 points per game, which ranks them 4th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 60th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 73rd with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bears are 275th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Mountaineers are 177th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.6. In terms of pace they are 112th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 296th. As a team they are 301st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 315th in Division 1. West Virginia is 112th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 299th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 58th in the country in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 301st in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 210th. As a team they are 214th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 185th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia +5.5
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