West Virginia Mountaineers host Iowa State Cyclones in college basketball action
Iowa State Cyclones vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Iowa State Cyclones at WVU Colliseum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Mountaineers currently sports a 13-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-17-1 ATS. The Cyclones are 20-10 and 13-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 13-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cyclones have gone 19-5 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cyclones were listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mountaineers, most recently No. 176 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cyclones, who rate No. 57 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-69 victory for the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature West Virginia's No. 131-rated squad against Iowa State's No. 23-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, West Virginia rates No. 274 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 nationally with 9.8 per match.
Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 318-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Iowa State, they were an 87-76 winner as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Iowa State earned an 87-76 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Will Clyburn at Hilton Coliseum.
West Virginia lost its last outing, an 83-70 result against Oklahoma on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Eron Harris scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 83-70 to Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center on Wednesday).
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma are 3-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Cyclones at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
West Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games