Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 17-4 and a road record of 4-2. They are 11-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-10. The Cyclones have an overall record of 16-5 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 7-11 and they are 10-7 against the spread.
Jaysean Paige comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 21 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Devin Williams averages 13 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Georges Niang averages 19 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cyclones. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Monte Morris averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
West Virginia averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 311th in the country. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 319th with 14.7 per game. The Mountaineers allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 82nd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the Division 1.
Iowa State averages 83.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 93rd in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 86th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Cyclones rank 50th with 11.4 per game. The Cyclones allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 207th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 144th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 227th place in the nation. The Cyclones force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 77.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 111.6 and they assist on 54.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 42.8%. The Mountaineers give up 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cyclones score 86.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Cyclones have a rating on offense of 112.5 and 51.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Iowa State turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.3%. The Cyclones give up 72.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-7 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-10 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 10-7 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-11 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
01/29/16 F Jonathan Holton Suspension out indefinitely
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/18/15 G Naz Long Hip out for season
02/01/16 F Georges Niang Thigh probable Tuesday vs. West Virginia
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia
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