West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa NCAAB Betting Prediction

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa Prediction 2/24/2024

The West Virginia Mountaineers (9-17) travel to face off against the Iowa State Cyclones (20-6) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum in Ames and televised on ESPN2. West Virginia is coming off a win in their previous game, while Iowa State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Houston. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa State Cyclones

The West Virginia Mountaineers Are Coming Off A Win

West Virginia will be looking to snap a seven-game road losing streak, as they enter this game against Iowa State as 17.5-point underdogs. The Mountaineers are 0-7 on the road this season, compared to a 9-10 record at home.

Overall, West Virginia is 9-17, including a 4-9 mark in Big 12 play. In their last outing, the Mountaineers defeated UCF, 77-67. Over their last 10 games away from home, West Virginia has gone just 1-9.

As the underdog, West Virginia has gone just 6-12 vs. the spread this season and their road ATS mark is only 1-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mountaineers are 3-7 vs. the spread and their last 3 road ATS record is 0-3.

This season, the over/under record for West Virginia is 13-12-1. So far, the average point total in their games is 143.3, which is slightly lower than today’s over/under line of 143.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points, and over their last five games, the average is also 154 points. This year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

The Iowa State Cyclones Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home, Iowa State has been outstanding this season, going 15-1 with an average scoring margin of +25.1 points per game. They have won 10 straight games at home and have gone a perfect 10-0 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, Iowa State is 20-6 this season, including a 9-4 record in Big 12 play. They have been the favorite in 18 of their 26 games, going 16-2 in those matchups.

At home this season, Iowa State has an ATS record of 12-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cyclones are 7-2-1 vs the spread. Iowa State’s ATS record in their last 3 home games is 2-1 and over their last 5 home games, they are 4-1 vs the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Iowa State’s games this season (138.1). This year, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 139 points.

West Virginia Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the West Virginia offense tallied 77 points in a matchup against UCF. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%, and they made 7 threes. Quinn Slazinski is leading the team in scoring at 12.9 points per contest. Raequan Battle has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16.7 going into the game.

Quinn Slazinski (F) 12.9 4.2 2.1
Raequan Battle (G) 16.7 4.3 0.6
Jesse Edwards (C) 14.8 8.2 1.0

Iowa State Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Iowa State offense ended with 65 points against Houston. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.8% and made 9 threes. Offensively, the Cyclones hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 76th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 115th in terms of percentage and 253rd in three-pointers made.

Keshon Gilbert (G) 14.3 4.7 4.2
Tamin Lipsey (G) 12.8 4.8 5.4
Milan Momcilovic (F) 11.9 3.3 1.2

West Virginia Team Defense

At present, the Mountaineers’ defense is nationally ranked 245th, allowing 74.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. UCF, the Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 67 points vs. West Virginia.

Iowa State Team Defense

In the current season, the Iowa State defense has excelled, sitting 8th in the nation by allowing 62.9 points per game. The Iowa State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed Houston to connect on 7 threes.

Mountaineers vs Cyclones Trends

  • Across the Mountaineers last five road games, the team averaged 62 points per game while allowing 78. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-5, while going 0-5 straight-up.
  • In their last five home games, Iowa State has averaged 68 points per game while allowing 67. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 4-0-1 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Mountaineers have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Cyclones have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Mountaineers vs Cyclones Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Cyclones vs. Cyclones matchup, we’re leaning towards the Cyclones at -17.5. Although our projections show the Cyclones winning 75-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Mountaineers for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 143.5, and our model predicts the Mountaineers and Cyclones to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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