Iowa State at West Virginia - 2/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (19-8) at West Virginia Mountaineers (20-7)
College Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and West Virginia Mountaineers square off Monday night at the WVU Coliseum.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 83 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 19.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Monte Morris is averaging 14.8 points and 7.3 assists. Abdel Nader is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Matt Thomas is dishing 1.6 assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cyclones are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 79.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 42 percent shooting. Jaysean Paige is averaging 13.4 points and 1.1 assists while Devin Williams is averaging 13.3 points and 8.9 rebounds. Daxter Miles Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathan Holton is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Mountaineers are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have won 15 of their last 17 home games.
The Cyclones are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mountaineers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
West Virginia needs a bounce back win after losing to Oklahoma, and this Iowa State team has been way too shaky to trust on the road. Look for the Mountaineers pressure to create turnovers and WVU to make just enough shots to get the win and cover.