Monday, February 22, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Iowa State Cyclones travel to WVU Coliseum to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Monday, February 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 158.
The Cyclones come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 4-5. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Mountaineers have an overall record of 20-7 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 10-13 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
Georges Niang comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cyclones. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Monte Morris averages 14.8 points per game in 37.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Iowa State. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jaysean Paige averages 13.4 points per game while playing 21.2 minutes per contest this year for the Mountaineers. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Devin Williams averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Iowa State averages 83 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 43rd in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 154th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 11.3 per game. The Cyclones allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 246th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 161st and 192nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 265th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in the Division 1.
West Virginia averages 79.3 points per game this year which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 102nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 32nd and 83rd respectively. In the turnover department the Mountaineers rank 293rd with 14 per game. The Mountaineers allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 96th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the nation. The Mountaineers force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in college basketball.
The Cyclones average 79.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 113.6 and they assist on 52.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Iowa State turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.2%. The Cyclones give up 76.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mountaineers score 81.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23.4 points per game. The Mountaineers have a rating on offense of 110.3 and 53.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. West Virginia turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.5%. The Mountaineers give up 58.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-11 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 11-12 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-10 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-13 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/18/15 G Naz Long Hip out for season
02/21/16 F Jameel McKay Undisclosed missed last game, probable Monday vs. West Virginia
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
02/21/16 G Daxter Miles Jr. Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Iowa State
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks