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Mountaineers visit Cyclones in Week 13 battle

West Virginia MountaineersIowa State Cyclones
Nov 23, 3:30 PM | Grass of Jack Trice Stadium

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

5-5TEAM RECORD6-5

Early-season terror West Virginia, which still needs one more victory to become bowl-eligible, visits Ames to take on 6-5 Iowa State Friday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ABC).

The Mountaineers, who started this season 5-0 but have lost five straight since, were early one-point road favorites over the Cyclones.

View West Virginia vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Mountaineers listed as 1-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada but it was up to -2.5 by Friday. Meanwhile, the over under line was 67 Friday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 78-rated Cyclones and the No. 29-ranked Mountaineers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 35-31 result in favor of the Cyclones.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa State's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 25.3 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 123 this week at 42.3 PPG. The Cyclones aerial game is averaging 222.8 yards per game, less than the Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 364.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Mountaineers feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 160.5 yards per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, ranks No. 90 in rushing offense at home.

West Virginia was a 50-49 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (99) made winners of OVER bettors. In West Virginia's last outing, Geno Smith threw for 320 yards in a losing cause against the Sooners, 50-49 at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Iowa State was a 51-23 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (74) made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cyclones as Iowa State blasted them 51-23 in Week 12 action.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Mountaineers at Cyclones trends to consider:
West Virginia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 7 games
West Virginia is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games
Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia home to Kansas, Saturday, December 1