West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Moody Center in Austin, TX
The Texas Longhorns (19-5) are welcoming the West Virginia Mountaineers (14-9) at Moody Center on Saturday.
The West Virginia Mountaineers faced off with Oklahoma and went home with a win by a final score of 93-61 in their last game. West Virginia finished the game having earned a 46.9% FG percentage (30 of 64) and converted 9 of 22 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Mountaineers converted 24 of their 31 tries for a percentage of 77.4%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected 41 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists in the matchup while forcing 16 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In reference to defending, West Virginia let their opponent shoot 37.3% from the floor on 22 out of 59 shooting. Oklahoma distributed 8 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Oklahoma snagged 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Oklahoma shot 54.5% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 22 shots. They converted 5 out of their 21 tries from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Mountaineers ended up with 18 and Oklahoma accounted for 26 personal fouls.
Erik Stevenson is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 56.5% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. He played for 31 minutes and grabbed 6 rebounds. He ended up with 34 points on 13 out of 23 shooting.
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West Virginia will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 14-9 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, West Virginia is collecting 34.7 boards per game and has tallied 309 assists this year, which is 216th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Mountaineers are hitting 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (166 of 473) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.6 points per outing (49th in the nation) while shooting 46.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Mountaineers are forcing 15.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 101st in college basketball in allowing assists with 277 surrendered this season. The Mountaineers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.0% (548 of 1,245) and they concede 30.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 31.6% on 3-point shots and they are 172nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Texas Longhorns went home defeated by a final of 88-80 when they played Kansas. The Longhorns recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 29 in this game. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. Kansas earned 17 fouls for the game which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 77.8%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Texas made 6 out of 19 attempts (31.6%). In all, the Longhorns went 30 for 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.6%. The Longhorns allowed Kansas to convert 32 of their 65 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 49.2% for this contest. They shot 20.0% from 3-point land by going 2 of 10 and ended up shooting 22 out of 28 from the free throw line (78.6%). In regard to how they rebounded, Texas allowed Kansas to get 36 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Marcus Carr ended up being a factor for the Longhorns in the game. He made 10 of 21 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He recorded 29 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in the matchup.
Texas has a mark of 19-5 for the year. The Longhorns commit 18.1 fouls every game and they hit 75.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 16.1 times per game (25th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. Texas has totaled 1,906 points for the year (79.4 per game) and they pull in 35.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Longhorns are shooting 48.0% from the field, which is ranked 29th in college basketball.
The Texas defense surrenders 32.4% on three-point shots (159 of 490) and their opponents are connecting on 72.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 11.6 dimes and 34.0 boards per contest, which is ranked 95th and 179th in college hoops. The Longhorns are ranked 150th in college hoops in points given up per game with 68.5. They have forced 15.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (125th in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take West Virginia
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