Iowa State vs. West Virginia - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iowa State vs. West Virginia - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia (19-10) at Iowa State (12-17)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:00 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

The Line: Iowa State +5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The West Virginia Mountaineers (19-10, CONF 7-9) and Iowa State Cyclones (12-17, CONF  face off in a Big 12 showdown at the Hilton Coliseum. West Virginia beat Iowa State 76-61 earlier this season. The home team has won the last five meetings between West Virginia and Iowa State.

It’s a good thing West Virginia had a strong start to the season, because they are really struggling the last month. Coming into this game WVU has lost six of the last seven games with the only loss coming against Oklahoma State. Each of those six losses for WVU they also failed to cover the spread. 

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Over the last five games West Virginia is averaging only 60.6 points per game while shooting only 38.8 percent from the field. 

The Mountaineers don’t really have a star player, but they have seven players averaging at least five points per game. The leader of that group is forward Oscar Tshiebwe who is averaging 11.1 points per game. 

The Iowa State Cyclones have also had some struggles this season and over the last ten games they only have three wins. 

At home this season the Cyclones have an 11-5 record and the offense has been better there averaging 74.1 points per game while shooting over 45 percent from the field.

Iowa State’s leading scorer is Tyrese Haliburton but he is out for the season with a wrist energy. Guard Rasir Bolton is averaging 14.4 points while shooting 40.2 points per game. Each of the last five games Bolton has scored at least ten points. 

The under is 8-0-1 in West Virginia’s last nine games against the Big 12. The under is 21-6-1 in West Virginia's last 28 games overall.

Iowa State is 3-7 against the spread in their last ten games overall. The over is 8-1-1 in the last ten games between Iowa State and West Virginia. 

Iowa State wants to give their fans one more show on their home court and it will happen on Tuesday night. Look for Rasir Bolton to have a big game and that will be enough to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Iowa State +5

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