The Iowa State Cyclones are hosting the West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball action. The game is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ESPN2. The college basketball odds for the game have the Mountaineers favored by a slim margin to pick up the win here.
College Basketball Odds
West Virginia -3
Total: 154.5 points
Iowa State always plays tough at home and the advantage they have here has led to some memorable wins in the past. Hilton Magic could be calling once again here as the Mountaineers come to town ranked seventh in the country.
Both teams are 5-3 in Big 12 action this season and are in second place in the conference standings. This is going to be an excellent matchup between strengths for both teams as well. West Virginia leads the country in forcing opponents into 22.7 turnovers per game. Iowa State point guard Monte Morris has turned it over only 23 times all season, so the Cyclones will look to keep control of the ball and gain strong possessions against the Mountaineers.
Iowa State is coming off a bad loss in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, losing on the road at Vandy. That’s a game the Cyclones feel they should win, even with it being on the road. Now the next two games come against West Virginia and Kansas, which will certainly test the Cyclones ability to play well on both ends of the floor.
The Mountaineers always play well defensively under Bob Huggins. This year they are getting it done on the offensive end as well, ranking sixth-best in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency numbers. That means they can play fast and controlled and it’s important to play that way on the road.
Free Pick: West Virginia
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