Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Hilton Coliseum to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Mountaineers come into this game with an overall record of 17-4 and a road record of 3-2. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-6. The Cyclones have an overall record of 13-7 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 7-10 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Jevon Carter comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Mountaineers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Esa Ahmad averages 12.1 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for West Virginia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
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Monte Morris averages 16.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cyclones. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Nazareth Mitrou-Long averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
West Virginia averages 87.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 120th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 72nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 11.7 per game. The Mountaineers allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 104th and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 147th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 93rd place in the country. They force 22.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in Division 1.
Iowa State averages 80.8 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 84th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 93rd in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 65th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Cyclones rank 7th with 10.1 per game. The Cyclones allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 121st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.1 rebounds a game which ranks 319th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 211th place in the nation. The Cyclones force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in college basketball.
The Mountaineers average 79.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 118.4 and they assist on 57.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. West Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 15.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 40.4%. The Mountaineers give up 66.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cyclones score 83.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21.5 points per game. The Cyclones have a rating on offense of 110.3 and 51.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Iowa State turns it over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Cyclones give up 61.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-8 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 10-6 against the over/under
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 9-8 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-10 against the over/under
West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/20/17 C Stuart Nezlek Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -3.5
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