West Virginia vs Texas Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/24/2020
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas +3.5
The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Monday, February 24, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 3.5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 70.6 points per game while giving up 61.5 per contest. Texas has an overall record of 16-11. They are averaging 64.6 points per game and surrendering 63.5, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-13-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-20-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 11-16-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 11-15-1 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
02/22/20 G Jase Febres Knee is questionable
02/17/20 F Jericho Sims Back is out for regular season
01/25/20 F Gerald Liddell Back is out indefinitely
Derek Culver averages 10.4 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this contest averaging 11.0 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Courtney Ramey averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Matt Coleman averages 12.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.8 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 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in the nation. West Virginia averages 70.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 251st. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 336th in D-1. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 229th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 50th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 141st in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest, and 229th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 214th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Texas is 322nd in the country with 64.6 points per game this year. They are 223rd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 159th in the nation. They are 322nd in the country in rebounding with 32.1 boards per game and 254th in assists per contest with 12.2. The Longhorns are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Mountaineers are 191st in the nation in offensive rating with 100.7. In terms of pace they are 143rd in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 306th. As a team they are 315th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 314th in Division 1. West Virginia is 106th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 74th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 275th in the country in offensive rating with 97.2. In terms of pace they are 309th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 168th. As a team they are 245th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 73rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas +3.5
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