West Virginia vs Oklahoma Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/12/2020
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma +3.5
The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Sprint Center to play the Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 3.5 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 70.3 points per contest while giving up 62.4 per game. Oklahoma has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 70.2 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 15-15-1 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-22-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 14-15-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma Sooners are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Derek Culver averages 10.4 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%. Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this contest averaging 11.2 points per game while playing 23.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Austin Reaves averages 14.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Kristian Doolittle averages 15.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the NCAA. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in the nation. West Virginia averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 204th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 256th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 339th in D-1. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 60th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sooners surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 119th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 212th in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 311th with 38.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sooners are 53rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game. Oklahoma is 206th in the country with 70.2 points per game this year. They are 265th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 264th in the nation. They are 103rd in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 277th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Sooners are 325th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Mountaineers are 190th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 162nd in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 319th. As a team they are 320th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 323rd in Division 1. West Virginia is 125th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma is 320th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Sooners have an offensive rating of 100.8, which is ranked 194th. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 265th. As a unit they are 221st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Oklahoma college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma +3.5
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