West Virginia vs Iowa State Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/3/2020
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State +5
The West Virginia Mountaineers head to James H. Hilton Coliseum to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 5 point favorites.
West Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 19-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 62.1 per contest. Iowa State has an overall record of 12-17. They are averaging 72.4 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-15-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-22-0 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 13-16-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-13-2 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
02/11/20 G Tyrese Haliburton Wrist is out for season
Derek Culver averages 10.3 points per contest in 24.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%. Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this game averaging 11.1 points per contest while playing 23.4 minutes per night. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Rasir Bolton averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Solomon Young scores 9.9 points per contest while playing 20.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers allow 62.1 points per contest which is 12th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 68th, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in D-1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in Division 1. West Virginia averages 69.9 points per contest, which is 218th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 265th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 340th in the nation. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 241st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 58th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cyclones give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 270th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 270th and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 260th with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Cyclones are 291st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest. Iowa State is 134th in the country with 72.4 points per contest this season. They are 156th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 241st in the country. They are 232nd in the nation in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 75th in assists per game with 14.4. The Cyclones are 176th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Mountaineers are 206th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.1. In terms of pace they are 159th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 323rd. As a team they are 329th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 316th in Division 1. West Virginia is 127th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 102.1, which is ranked 162nd. They are 103rd in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 170th. As a unit they are 168th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 172nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take West Virginia -5 and over 139 total points
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