WVU vs. Iowa State Handicapping Pick
Big 12 opponents clash on ESPN2 tonight when No. 13 Iowa State hosts No. 14 West Virginia in what should be a low-scoring game for bettors.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Cyclones are 5-point home favorites versus the Mountaineers while the over/under currently sits at 157 points. West Virginia enters play with a 17-4 record and is 11-7 against the spread, while Iowa State is 16-5 overall and 10-7 at the betting window.
Even though the Mountaineers will be without Jonathan Holton (suspended) for a second-straight game, they still lead Division I in steals and turnovers forced per game. Their press could give the Cyclones issues tonight, especially after they were outscored 16-4 over the final 4:04 in their 72-62 loss to Texas A&M last Saturday.
The under is 5-1 in the Mountaineers’ last six games against fellow Big 12 opponents and is 5-2 in their last seven games overall. On the other side, the under is a perfect 5-0 in the Cyclones’ last five games overall and 10-4 in their last 14 home games.