West Virginia rose as high as No. 2 in the polls, but the Mountaineers have dropped four of their past five games to slip to No. 15 in the AP poll. They are on upset alert on Wednesday night in Big 12 action at unranked Iowa State as Ames is always a tough place to play even if ISU is a home betting underdog in the NCAA Basketball lines.
WVU at Iowa State NCAA Basketball Lines & Game PreviewWatchESPNRadio: Mountaineer Sports Network (WVU) / 1430 AM (Iowa State)Opening NCAA Basketball Lines: WVU -9
Last SeasonWest Virginia won two of three games vs. ISU last year. The one in Ames was 85-72. Nathan Adrian scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Tarik Phillip had 15 points for the Mountaineers, who hit 10 3s and forced 16 turnovers. Matt Thomas scored 19 points for Iowa State. Deonte Burton scored 11 points with a career-high 10 assists — but he also had five turnovers. The Mountaineers scored 23 points off turnovers. Iowa State had just six.The last meeting was in the 2017 Big 12 Tournament final, an 80-74 ISU upset win. Iowa State has never lost in four appearances in the Big 12 title game, while the Mountaineers remain without a conference tournament title of any kind since winning the Big East in 2010.West Virginia has won the last four regular-season meetings against Iowa State but trails the Cyclones, 6-5, in the overall series.
Latest NCAA Basketball Betting Trends
- West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- West Virginia is 16-4 SU in the last 20 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of West Virginia’s last 9 games on the road
- Iowa State is 3-6 ATS in the last 9 games
- Iowa State is 2-7 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Iowa State’s last 5 games