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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Alcorn State Braves Betting Preview

Alcorn State BravesWest Virginia Mountaineers
Nov 17, 7:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Alcorn State Braves vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

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The West Virginia Mountaineers host Alcorn State on Thursday, looking to build on their 1-1 mark against the 0-0 Braves in college hoops action at WVU Colliseum.

The Mountaineers sport records of 1-1 and 0-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Braves have 0-0 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Mountaineers and 0-0 for the Braves.

View Alcorn State vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mountaineers - Braves odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. West Virginia is rated No. 14 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Alcorn State is at No. 290. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 35-33 win for the Braves.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 188 nationally ranked offense (69 points per game) against a Braves defense that sits as the No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Mountaineers have been averaging 47.2% from the field, more than the Braves have managed so far this season (0% on average).

Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 196 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 70-60 loser as they battled Kent State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. West Virginia suffered a 70-60 loss against Kent State on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Kevin Jones in a losing effort at WVU Colliseum.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
After playing Kent State are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

A few Braves at Mountaineers trends to consider:
West Virginia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Alcorn State at Kent State, Saturday, November 19
West Virginia home to Morehead State, Tuesday, November 22

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