West Virginia vs Kansas State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State +7
The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Bramlage Coliseum to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 7 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 14-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.8 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 59.3 per contest. Kansas State has an overall mark of 7-9. They are averaging 64.5 points per contest and giving up 61.8, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-6-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 5-11-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 9-6-1 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
01/15/20 F Antonio Gordon Undisclosed is questionable
01/15/20 G Mike McGuirl Undisclosed is questionable
Derek Culver averages 10.8 points per contest in 24.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%. Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 22.9 minutes per night. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Cartier Diarra averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Xavier Sneed scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 59.3 points per contest which is 9th in the country. They also surrender a 35% shooting percentage and a 24% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd, and they allow 8.7 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in D-1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in Division 1. West Virginia averages 72.1 points per contest, which is 164th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 195th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 51st with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 41st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 108th and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 164th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 317th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per contest. Kansas State is 316th in the country with 64.5 points per contest this season. They are 279th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 228th in the country. They are 292nd in the nation in rebounding with 33.5 boards per contest and 163rd in assists per game with 13.5. The Wildcats are 76th in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Mountaineers are 180th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 115th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 257th. As a team they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 310th in Division 1. West Virginia is 94th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 42nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 95.2, which is ranked 289th. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 249th. As a unit they are 268th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 106th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take West Virginia -7 and over 125 total points
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