Iowa State vs. West Virginia - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (17-4) at Iowa State Cyclones (16-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -4.5 -- Over/Under: 158 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and the West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Tuesday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Iowa State Cyclones are 16-5 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Texas A&M that ended a four game winning streak. Iowa State is averaging 83.3 points per game and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Georges Niang leads the Cyclones averaging 19 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Monte Morris is averaging 15.1 points, Jameel McKay is averaging 12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds, and Abel Nader is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Iowa State is 10-1 at home and 5-3 in the Big 12.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers are 17-4 this season but they have lost three of their last five games. WVU is averaging 81 points per game and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Jaysean Paige leads the Mountaineers averaging 13.6 points per game. Devin Williams is averaging 13 points and 8.4 rebounds, Jevon Carter is averaging 10.9 points, and Daxter Miles Jr. is averaging 10.3 points. West Virginia is 4-2 on the road and 6-2 in the Big 12.
Iowa State is 4-0 against the spread against the Big 12, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 5-1 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. West Virginia is 5-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games. West Virginia is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against Iowa State.
This line just isn’t big enough as I see Iowa State getting the win here.