West Virginia vs. Iowa State - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

West Virginia vs. Iowa State - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State Cyclones (9-12) at West Virginia Mountaineers (17-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (WVU Coliseum)

The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -12 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iowa State Cyclones and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the WVU Coliseum.

The Iowa State Cyclones need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 74.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 15.7 points and 6.8 assists while Rasir Bolton is averaging 15.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Solomon Young is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Prentiss Nixon is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones haven’t won a road game this season.

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The West Virginia Mountaineers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 73.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 11.2 points and nine rebounds while Derek Culver is averaging 11 points and 9.2 rebounds. Miles McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Jermaine Haley is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The West Virginia Mountaineers are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers haven’t lost a home game this season.

The Cyclones are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Mountaineers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 12-4 in Cyclones last 16 road games. The under is 10-4 in Mountaineers last 14 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Iowa State Cyclones are losing their last five games by an average of seven points while shooting 40.3 percent from the field. Iowa State also loses on the road by an average of 8.2 points and is 2-4 ATS on the road. The West Virginia Mountaineers win at home by an average of 19.9 points. I'm not trying to lay a big number with a West Virginia Mountaineers that has issues at times scoring, but Iowa State has been that bad this season. It's WVU and the chalk or pass. 

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Randy’s Pick West Virginia Mountaineers -12

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