West Virginia Mountaineers vs Red Foxes College Hoops Game Preview
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Marist Red Foxes Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting West Virginia Mountaineers travelling to Marist Thursday to take on the Red Foxes.
The game is being played at Wide World of Sports Complex, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Mountaineers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Foxes are 1-0 ATS. West Virginia is 0-1 on the totals; Marist is 0-0.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Mountaineers were listed as 11.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Foxes rated this week at No. 287 and the Mountaineers sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 61-31 result in favor of the Red Foxes.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marist's No. 289 nationally ranked offense (61.3 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 338 at 84 PPG. The Red Foxes have been averaging 40.2% from the field, more than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (27.3% on average).
Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 314-rated defense on the road, allowing 84 points per game. Marist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.
West Virginia was an 84-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Gonzaga and falling by an 84-50 score at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Marist was a 67-62 winner in its last match on the road against Columbia. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Chavaughn Lewis scored 19 points leading the Red Foxes to a 67-62 victory over Columbia at Levien Gym on Saturday.
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing VMI are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Army are 3-5
After playing Columbia are 3-0
After a win are 5-5
West Virginia home to VMI, Wednesday, November 28
Marist at Army, Tuesday, December 4