West Virginia vs Oklahoma State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2020
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State +1
The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Monday, January 6, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 1 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 61.8 per contest. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 9-4. They are averaging 70.3 points per contest and giving up 63.6, which is a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-6-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-10-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 22.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Derek Culver averages 10.5 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Lindy Waters averages 12.9 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Yor Anei averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 153rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 217th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 104th with 14.5 per game. The Mountaineers allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 8.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 220th in the country with 70.3 points per game this year. They are 271st in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 261st in the nation. They are 114th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 280th in assists per contest with 11.9. The Cowboys are 197th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Cowboys surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 186th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 256th with 36.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cowboys are 263rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Mountaineers are 167th in the nation in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 111th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 283rd. As a team they are 278th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 330th in Division 1. West Virginia is 172nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma State is 192nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys are 223rd in the country in offensive rating with 99.5. In terms of pace they are 149th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 273rd. As a team they are 232nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 180th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma State +1
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