West Virginia vs Iowa State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones (16-6, 7-3 Big 12) will attempt to halt a four-game road losing skid at the West Virginia Mountaineers (14-9, 3-7 Big 12) on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET.

Wednesday’s game between the Mountaineers and the Cyclones features the Mountaineers as 4-point favorites. The game has a point total of 135.

West Virginia vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for West Virginia vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing West Virginia as the favorite.

West Virginia vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, West Virginia has -193 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +163 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 135 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Arena: WVU Coliseum

West Virginia vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

West Virginia is 11-12-0 against the spread this season. The Mountaineers have come away with 11 wins in the 13 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. West Virginia’s games this year have hit the over on 15 of 22 set point totals.

Iowa State has played 22 games, with 13 wins, against the spread. The Cyclones have been the moneyline underdog 11 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-5 in those games. Iowa State’s games this season have gone over the point total eight times in 22 opportunities (36.4%).

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West Virginia vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch

West Virginia

Erik Stevenson puts up 14.9 points and 2.6 assists per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 3.5 rebounds, shooting 45.1% from the field and 38.3% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game. Tre Mitchell is posting 12.0 points, 1.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game. Joe Toussaint is putting up 10.5 points, 2.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game. Kedrian Johnson averages a team-best 3.0 assists per contest. He is also putting up 10.1 points and 2.1 rebounds, shooting 38.1% from the field.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is averaging team highs in points (13.6 per game) and assists (3.3). And he is producing 3.5 rebounds, making 41.1% of his shots from the field and 38.7% from 3-point range, with 1.3 triples per game. Gabe Kalscheur gets the Cyclones 13.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Tamin Lipsey is averaging a team-high 5.0 assists per contest. And he is delivering 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds, making 51.6% of his shots from the field. Caleb Grill leads the Cyclones in rebounding (4.1 per game), and puts up 10.7 points and 1.6 assists. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia’s Big 12 games have gone over the point total five out of 10 times this season. Offensively, the Mountaineers are posting 77.6 points per game (48th-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 69.1 points per contest on defense (168th-ranked). With 32.1 boards per game, West Virginia ranks 164th in the country. It allows 28.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 45th in college basketball.

Offensively the Mountaineers have fared better at home this year, scoring 79.1 points per game, compared to 73.6 per game away from home. This year, West Virginia is sinking 7.2 treys per game (211th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.1% (139th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Mountaineers are ceding 5.9 three-pointers per game (37th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 31.6% three-point percentage (71st-ranked).

The Mountaineers have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall over their last 10 contests. West Virginia has hit the over in five of its past 10 outings. West Virginia’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, scoring 73.2 points a contest compared to the 77.6 it has averaged this season. West Virginia has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, allowing 71.2 points per game during its last 10 outings compared to the 69.1 points per game its opponents average on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total six out of 10 times this year in Big 12 play. On offense, the Cyclones are the 201st-ranked squad in the country (70.7 points per game). Defensively, they are 12th-best (61.0 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Iowa State is 242nd in the country in rebounds (30.9 per game) and 33rd in rebounds allowed (28.0).

At home, the Cyclones average 75.6 points per game. Away, they score 63.6. Iowa State makes 6.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 250th and 139th, respectively, in college basketball. The Cyclones are 174th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.1 per game) and 82nd in 3-point percentage defensively (31.8%).

The Cyclones have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Iowa State has gone over the total in five of its past 10 games. In its previous 10 games, Iowa State is tallying 69.9 points per game, compared to its season average of 70.7. The Cyclones are surrendering 65.4 points per game in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 61.0 points allowed.

West Virginia vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is West Virginia, and we predict that Iowa State will cover the spread (West Virginia -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135 points.

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How to bet West Virginia vs. Iowa State

You can bet on West Virginia vs. Iowa State 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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WRITTEN BY

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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