The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Iowa State Cyclones meet for the second time this season. Check out our preview of this West Virginia vs Iowa State matchup in the 2022-23 NCAA basketball season. There are more college basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready.
Betting Preview for the West Virginia Mountaineers vs Iowa State Cyclones NCAA College Basketball Game on February 27, 2023
Where: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
When: Monday, February 27, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the West Virginia Mountaineers (+4.5)
Record: 16-13 Overall/5-11 Conference
Don’t get fooled by West Virginia’s position in the Big 12. While the Mountaineers are nearer to the bottom of the conference than to the top, they are still one of the top teams in the nation. That is just how cutthroat the nature of basketball is in the Big 12. West Virginia is also going to look to score yet another huge win to boost its chances for a higher seed in March Madness when it takes on the Cyclones anew. The Mountaineers have already defeated Iowa State this season. They won at home over the Cyclones back on Feb. 8, 76-71. Kedrian Johnson and Erik Stevenson teamed up to lead West Virginia in that game, scoring 22 and 20 points, respectively.
West Virginia is 3-0 against the spread in its last three games against the Cyclones.
Betting on the Iowa State Cyclones (-4.5)
Record: 17-11 Overall/8-8 Conference
Iowa State has looked shaky of late, but just like West Virginia, the Cyclones remain one of the best teams in the nation. This is a squad that has scored wins against the likes of the Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, North Carolina Tar Heels, and TCU Horned Frogs. In other words, the Cyclones are dangerous and can never be overlooked, regardless of how they fared in their previous outings. The Cyclones are known this season for their defense, as they are a disruptive force on the ball and in the passing lines on that end of the floor. They are top 10 in the nation in defensive steals rate and ninth in defensive non-steal turnover percentage.
Iowa State is 5-4-1 against the spread in its last 10 home games against West Virginia.
Iowa State wins, 69-66.
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