West Virginia vs Iowa State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

Iowa State (20-6) vs West Virginia (9-17)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Iowa State -17 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The West Virginia Mountaineers and Iowa State Cyclones face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Hilton Coliseum. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free West Virginia prediction.

Iowa State Can’t Slip Up Here

Iowa State faced off against Houston in the last game and they were beaten, but they can’t slip up here. Iowa State scored 65 points and they ended up losing by eight points. Two games ago against Texas Tech, they scored 82 points and they are going to need that offense to get it here. Iowa State on the season is averaging 78.2 points while their defense is giving up 62.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 70th in the league while the defense is ranked 7th. Keshon Gilbert has been the top player averaging 14.3 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. 

West Virginia Looks to be Better

West Virginia faced off against UCF in the last game and they scored 77 points on the way to the victory. At halftime they were up 37-30, and they never looked back on the way to the victory. RaeQuan Battle had quite the game putting up 24 points and five rebounds. West Virginia is averaging 68.8 points while their defense is giving up 74.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 305th while the defense is ranked 263rd. RaeQuan Battle is averaging 16.7 points while shooting 40.9 percent from the field. 

West Virginia vs Iowa State Betting Prediction

Iowa State on the season is averaging 78.2 points per game. West Virginia in the last game looked good, but facing off against Iowa State is a whole lot different than playing against Iowa State. The Cyclones offense is going to have no issue running up the score, and that is going to be the difference here, as Iowa State is going to get the job done. Back Iowa State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Iowa State -17

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