West Virginia at Iowa State: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

West Virginia at Iowa State: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State Cyclones (18-9) vs West Virginia Mountaineers (14-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones -5.5 -- Over/Under: 128 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The West Virginia Mountaineers and Iowa State Cyclones face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Hilton Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on February 8th it was West Virginia that won 79-63. 

Taz Sherman was the top scorer for West Virginia scoring 16 points. Tyrese Hunter led the way for Iowa State scoring 22 points. 

West Virginia comes into this game with a 14-13 record overall and they have gone 10-17 against the spread. West Virginia has lost four games in a row and in the last game against TCU they gave up 77 points. West Virginia is averaging 67.9 points while their defense has given up 67.4 points per game. Taz Sherman has been the top player all season for the Mountaineers and he is averaging 18.7 points while shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Iowa State Cyclones who sit with an 18-9 record and they have gone 15-12 against the spread. In the last game against Oklahoma, Iowa State’s defense was elite giving up only 54 points and that led to the victory. Iowa State is averaging 67.6 points while their defense is giving up 61.6 points per game. Izaiah Brockington has been the top player for Iowa State averaging 17.3 points while shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep. In this game if Iowa State’s defense is good they will be in good shape. 

West Virginia is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games. West Virginia is 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games following a straight up win. The over is 8-1 in West Virginia’s last nine games following an against the spread loss. 

Iowa State’s defense looked good in the last game against Oklahoma and it’s going to be no different in this game. Look for West Virginia to struggle to score, and Iowa State is going to win this game with ease. Back Iowa State to come away with an easy cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Iowa State -5.5

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