Iowa State vs West Virginia Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 27 (Don't Expect Fireworks in Big 12 Battle)

Devon Platana
Iowa State vs West Virginia prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Iowa State vs West Virginia prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Charlie Neibergall

Iowa State vs West Virginia Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 23 Iowa State (17-11, 8-8 Big 12) vs. West Virginia (16-13, 5-11 Big 12)
  • Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum -- Ames, Iowa
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The No. 23 Iowa State Cyclones aim to snap a three-game losing streak when they host the Big 12 rival West Virginia Mountaineers for some NCAA college basketball action on Monday, Feb. 27.

Iowa State's offense continued to be missing in Saturday's 61-50 loss to Oklahoma. Meanwhile, West Virginia lost for the fourth time in its last five outings with a 76-74 loss to ranked Kansas over the weekend.

Can Iowa State stop the bleeding in front of its home crowd? Or will West Virginia find a way to upset its conference rival?

Iowa State vs West Virginia Odds & Spread

Iowa State enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 134.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Iowa State vs West Virginia Betting Trends

  • Iowa State's record against the spread is 14-14-0.
  • As 3.5-point favorites or more, the Cyclones are 6-6 against the spread.
  • Iowa State has played 28 games this year, and nine of them have gone over the total.
  • West Virginia's record against the spread is 14-14-0.
  • The Mountaineers are 3-2 as 3.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Out of West Virginia's 28 games so far this season, 19 have hit the over.
Iowa State Rank Iowa State AVG West Virginia AVG West Virginia Rank
269th 68.3 Points Scored 76.5 64th
18th 62 Points Allowed 70.8 204th
263rd 30.4 Rebounds 31.6 188th
86th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 10.1 48th
276th 6.5 3pt Made 7.3 194th
105th 14.1 Assists 13.2 167th
213th 12.3 Turnovers 12.5 235th

Iowa State vs West Virginia Prediction & Pick

Playing this game at James H. Hilton Coliseum should help Iowa State turn things around. The Cyclones have the fourth-best home scoring defense in the nation, allowing just 55.2 PPG on 39.8% shooting. They also have the ninth-most steals per home game (9.8) and force opponents to commit an average of 19.6 turnovers when they visit Ames, IA (No. 1).

I just don't see West Virginia's attack having much success here. The Mountaineers have averaged just 67 points in their last three road games — all losses. Furthermore, they lost each of those games by an average of 16 points.

With West Virginia also being just 1-6 on the road against Big 12 foes this season, there's no excuse for Iowa State to lose tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Iowa State: 68 | West Virginia: 64

Iowa State vs West Virginia Best Bet

Although a 134.5-point total doesn't seem like much, I don't see Iowa State and West Virginia surpassing that total tonight. Again, the Mountaineers' offense has struggled on the road lately. On top of that, the Cyclones have been held to fewer than 60 points in four of their last five games.

Erring on the side of caution, anticipate fewer points than expected tonight.

Bet: Under 134.5 Points (-110)

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