Iowa State Cyclones vs West Virginia Mountaineers Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/5/2020
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia -11
The Iowa State Cyclones head to WVU Coliseum to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 11 point favorites.
Iowa State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. West Virginia has an overall record of 17-4. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 61.3, good for a point differential of 12.0.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 10-11-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 10-10-1 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-9-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyrese Haliburton comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Rasir Bolton averages 15.2 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Oscar Tshiebwe scores 11.2 points per contest while playing 23.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 0.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Derek Culver averages 11.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State averages 74.7 points per contest, which is 92nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 143rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 262nd in the nation. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 194th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 252nd with 12.5 per game. The Cyclones allow 72.2 points per contest, which is 255th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 262nd and 323rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 258th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 208th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia is 124th in the nation with 73.3 points per contest this season. They are 189th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 12.0. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 313th in the NCAA. They are 7th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 220th in assists per game with 12.7. The Mountaineers are 63rd in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Mountaineers give up 61.3 points per game, which ranks them 19th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 9.4 dimes allowed per game and 62nd with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mountaineers are 312th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Cyclones are 126th in the nation in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 87th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 155th. As a team they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 151st in Division 1. Iowa State is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
West Virginia is 129th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 103.3, which is ranked 142nd. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 268th. As a unit they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 311th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa State/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa State +11
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