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WVU Has Been Owned By Cyclones

West Virginia is in need of a win after going 2-3 SU in their past five games, but history is not in their corner when they face the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday. The Mountaineers are 0-3 SU and ATS in the past three matchups against the Cyclones while being outscored by 13 points per game in that span.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in each of the past three meetings between WVU and Iowa State.
  • West Virginia is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as underdogs of 4.5 points or less.
  • Iowa State is 4-0 SU and ATS in their past four games within the Big 12.

Iowa State faltered late in their loss against Texas A&M Saturday as they were outscored 16-4 over the final four minutes of the game. The Cyclones offense scored a season-low 62 points in that game, but heading back to home court could reinvigorate their scoring touch as they have averaged 86.7 points at Hilton Coliseum this year. Georges Naing continues to be one of the premier offensive talents in the nation as he has scored double-digit points in 30 consecutive games with the his last single-digit outing coming on February 18, 2015.

West Virginia is still acclimating to life without Jonathan Holton, who was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules this past week. Holton’s defensive presence was sorely missed in WVU’s 88-71 loss to Florida when the Mountaineers allowed the Gators to shoot 53.1 percent from the field. West Virginia’s offense has been struggling recently as they have averaged just 67.9 points per game over their past five outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Iowa State Cyclones as -4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa State Cyclones Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa State Cyclones are 16-5 so far on the season, and 10-7-1 ATS vs the number. The West Virginia Mountaineers, meanwhile, are 17-4 and 12-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Iowa State go 7-11 and the West Virginia Mountaineers go 8-11 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 91 (Iowa State) and the No. 29 (West Virginia) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa State's No. 86-rated squad against West Virginia's No. 31-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa State rates No. 64 in the country with 8.05 per game, while their foes tonight, the West Virginia Mountaineers rank No. 201 nationally with 5.86 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jaysean Paige scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 88-71 to Florida at Stephen O'Connell Center on Saturday).

The Cyclones endured a 72-62 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Georges Niang at Reed Arena.

Betting Trends
  • West Virginia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • West Virginia is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 7 games
  • West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

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