Iowa State vs West Virginia Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, February 27, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones (17-11, 8-8 Big 12) hope to halt a three-game losing streak when hosting the West Virginia Mountaineers (16-13, 5-11 Big 12) at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, February 27, 2023 at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The game airs on ESPN2.

The Cyclones square off against the Mountaineers in a game that Iowa State is currently a favorite by 4.5 points. The game’s point total is 134.

Iowa State vs. West Virginia Odds

Point Spread for Iowa State vs. West Virginia

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Iowa State as the favorite.

Iowa State vs. West Virginia Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa State has -210 odds to pick up the win, while West Virginia is listed at +174 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. West Virginia Betting Trends

Iowa State has played 28 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Cyclones have won in 10, or 76.9%, of the 13 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Iowa State’s games this year have gone over the total in nine out of 29 opportunities (31%).

In West Virginia’s 29 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Mountaineers have been the moneyline underdog 12 total times this season. They’ve gone 2-10 in those games. West Virginia’s games this year have gone over the total in 19 of 29 opportunities (65.5%).

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Iowa State vs. West Virginia Key Players to Watch

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes leads the Cyclones at 13 points per game, while also averaging 3.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds. Tamin Lipsey paces his squad in assists per game (4.6), and also averages 7.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Gabe Kalscheur is averaging 12.3 points, 1.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds per contest. Osun Osunniyi posts a team-high 4.1 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 8.8 points and 1.1 assists, shooting 58.4% from the field.

West Virginia

Erik Stevenson is posting team highs in points (14.9 per game) and assists (2.4). And he is contributing 3.5 rebounds, making 43.5% of his shots from the field and 39.5% from beyond the arc, with 2.2 triples per game. Tre Mitchell is averaging a team-leading 5.4 rebounds per game. And he is producing 11.8 points and 1.9 assists, making 47.9% of his shots from the floor and 39.2% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per contest. Kedrian Johnson is posting a team-leading 3.1 assists per contest. And he is delivering 10.7 points and 2 rebounds, making 40.6% of his shots from the floor. Joe Toussaint is averaging 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest, making 36.9% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State has compiled an 8-8-0 ATS record in conference play so far this year. The Cyclones are averaging 68.3 points per game this season (269th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on defense, allowing just 62 points per contest (18th-best). With 30.4 boards per game, Iowa State ranks 263rd in college basketball. It gives up 28.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 37th in college basketball.

Offensively, the Cyclones have performed better at home this season, putting up 72.2 points per game, compared to 62.5 per game away from home. This year, Iowa State is draining 6.5 treys per game (276th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 33.3% (236th-ranked) from beyond the arc. So far this season, the Cyclones are allowing 7.4 treys per game (204th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.1% (137th-ranked) from downtown.

The Cyclones have two wins against the spread, and are 3-7 overall, over their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Iowa State has hit the over three times. On offense, Iowa State has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 64.2 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 68.3 it has put up over the course of this year. Iowa State’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (68) is six more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (62).

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What you need to know about the West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia has put together a 7-9-0 ATS record so far this year in conference action. Offensively the Mountaineers are the 65th-ranked squad in college basketball (76.5 points per game). Defensively they are 204th (70.8 points allowed per game). At 31.6 rebounds per game and 28.9 rebounds allowed, West Virginia is 188th and 56th in the nation, respectively.

The Mountaineers average 78.8 points per game at home, and 71.6 on the road. West Virginia is 194th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.3 per game) and 110th in 3-point percentage (35.5%). Defensively, the Mountaineers are 62nd in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.3. They are 177th in 3-point percentage conceded at 33.8%.

The Mountaineers have gone 5-5 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. West Virginia has hit the over in seven of its past 10 contests. Over its last 10 games, West Virginia is putting up 75.5 points per game, one fewer point than its season average (76.5). The Mountaineers are giving up 74 points per game over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 70.8 points allowed.

Iowa State vs. West Virginia Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Iowa State, and we expect that West Virginia will cover the spread (Iowa State -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134 points.

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How to bet Iowa State vs. West Virginia

You can bet on Iowa State vs. West Virginia at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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