The West Virginia Mountaineers (16-13, 5-11 Big 12) visit the No. 21 Iowa State Cyclones (17-11, 8-8) Monday. Tip time at James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames will be at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the West Virginia vs. Iowa State odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Rankings courtesy of the Feb. 20 USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.
West Virginia has scuffled down the stretch, going 1-4 over its last 5 games. WVU is coming off a 76-74 loss at Kansas Saturday and is looking for its first road win since Jan. 25 (0-4).
The Cyclones went 13-2 over their first 15 games this season, but ISU has struggled mightily since and is 2-7 across its last 9 games. One of those losses was a 76-71 loss at WVU on Feb. 8.
West Virginia at Iowa State odds
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- Moneyline: West Virginia +160 (bet $100 to win $160) | Iowa State -190 (bet $190 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): West Virginia +4.5 (-115) | Iowa State -4.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 134.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
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West Virginia at Iowa State picks and predictions
Iowa State 70, West Virginia 66
ISU’s slide has been very real. WVU can struggle against a good inside game and is inconsistent, but the Mountaineers would be worth a look if this price got to +155 or better.
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Would want WVU +5.5 or more.
The Over has hit in 4 straight series meetings and by double-digits in the last 3, is 12-3-1 in WVU’s last 16 games against winning teams, is 27-8 in the Mountaineers’ last 35 road games and is 4-0 in ISU’s last 4 games against winning teams.
Both sides can pile up points off turnovers and on put-backs. WVU got to the free-throw line 31 times in meeting No. 1 and has been solid of late from beyond the perimeter.
TAKE THE OVER 134.5 (-105).
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