West Virginia at Iowa State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Hilton Coliseum to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 14.5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 9-11. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 74.4 per contest. Iowa State has an overall record of 15-5. They are averaging 79.0 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 13.5.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-12-0 against the spread
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 13-7-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-13-0 against the over/under
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
12/22/18 F Sagaba Konate Knee is out indefinitely
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Esa Ahmad averages 12.5 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. James Bolden comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Michael Jacobson averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Marial Shayok averages 19.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 254th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 161st and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 158th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in the nation. West Virginia averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 162nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 279th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 270th in D-1. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones surrender 65.5 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 79th in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 139th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 209th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Iowa State is 53rd in the country with 79.0 points per game this year. They are 29th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 73rd in the nation. They are 191st in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Cyclones are 326th in turnovers per game with 11.0.
The Mountaineers are 194th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 114th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 283rd. As a team they are 256th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 131st in Division 1. West Virginia is 57th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 323rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 114, which is ranked 19th. They are 220th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 22nd. As a unit they are 26th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 119th in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State -14.5
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