Iowa State at West Virginia College Basketball Game Picks 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The Iowa State Cyclones head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 7.5 point favorites.
Iowa State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-9. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 67.7 per game. West Virginia has an overall record of 11-18. They are averaging 72.2 points per game and surrendering 76.6, good for a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 16-13-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-18-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 16-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
03/05/19 G Nick Weiler-Babb Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs West Virginia
03/04/19 F Cameron Lard Suspension Served is probable
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out for season
02/26/19 G James Bolden Ankle is out for season
02/11/19 F Esa Ahmad Disciplinary is out for season
02/11/19 F Wesley Harris Disciplinary is out for season
Marial Shayok comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Talen Horton-Tucker averages 12.2 points per contest in 27.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Derek Culver scores 11.8 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Lamont West averages 10.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 78.0 points per contest, which is 56th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 86th in the nation. They average 35.2 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 198th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 326th with 10.8 per game. The Cyclones allow 67.7 points per contest, which is 78th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 142nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 140th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 138th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 190th in the nation with 72.2 points per contest this season. They are 319th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -4.3. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 330th in the NCAA. They are 27th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.0 boards per contest and 217th in assists per game with 13.0. The Mountaineers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The Mountaineers give up 76.6 points per game, which ranks them 294th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 263rd and 269th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 178th with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 230th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Cyclones are 15th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.6. In terms of pace they are 212th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 30th. As a team they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 142nd in Division 1. Iowa State is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 33rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 99.8, which is ranked 273rd. They are 94th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 319th. As a unit they are 303rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 141st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State -7.5
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