West Virginia vs. Missouri - 11/26/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (5-1) at West Virginia Mountaineers (5-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Sunday in college basketball action at the HP Field House.
The Missouri Tigers have a shot at a statement victory while building on their surprising 5-1 record. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 83.4 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Kassius Robertson is averaging 13.7 points and 2.8 assists while Kevin Puryear is averaging 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Jontay Porter is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Barnett is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have won four of their last six neutral site games.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 88.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Jevon Carter is averaging 16.3 points and 5.8 assists while Daxter Miles Jr. is averaging 14.2 points and 3.5 rebounds. James Bolden is the third double-digit scorer and Sagaba Konate is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The West Virginia Mountaineers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have won seven of their last 10 neutral site games.
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big 12 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 4-9-2 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Mountaineers last 7 neutral site games and the over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 neutral site games.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are back to looking like the West Virginia Mountaineers after losing their opener to Texas A&M, as the defense is getting after it, and they're coming off a game in which they held UCF to just 45 points. Missouri has found ways to win without Porter, but the Tigers did struggle against Utah and its pressure, physical defense. West Virginia is simply a whole different animal. I'll back the Mountaineers to win this game by double digits.