With the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Regular season winding down towards the March Madness Big Dance that begins on the 16th of March 2016, and then tonight, Monday the 22nd of Feb. 2016 we have an interesting match-up of Big 12 Conference teams between the 19-8 No. 13 Iowa State Cyclones (5th Big 12) playing at the 20-7 No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers (4th Big 12) with the game being played at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia with the game tipping-off at 9 PM ET and seen on ESPN2.
If you Bet on College basketball the early Vegas odds had the Mountaineers favored in this game at -6 with the Over/under at 157 and at -245 on the Money Line, while the Cyclones are listed as the underdogs at +6 and +205 on the Money Line.
Yes, tonight there is this big showdown in the Big 12 at the Coliseum WVU as the No. 13 Cyclones take on the No. 10 Mountaineers and seeking revenge since earlier this month they were upset by the West Virginia team. Fans are wondering if the Cyclones can get revenge with a win or will the Mountaineers have a victory at home.
If you’re a fan of the Big 12 No. 13 Iowa State Cyclones who are 19-8 overall and 8-6 in the Big 12, you know your team and their trio of G. Niang, D. Burton and A. Nader combined for some 74 points as the Cyclones were able to overcome TCU 92-83 this past Saturday evening. That win now leaves them just 1 win away from their 5th consecutive 20 game wins in a season.
Thus, tonight the Cyclones will have the chance to complete that 20 wins task as they take on the No. 10 Mountaineers tonight. A factor in a triumph will be their scoring ability, which they need to step up in this game, as the defense of W. Virginia has only allowed opponents at the WVU Coliseum some 58.3 points each game. Of course that won’t necessarily faze the Cyclones as have they feel they have a lot of offensive talent in their attack?
They have a standout star in their ultimate 3 games in Niang who has fed off the opponents as he averaged at least 24 points in those 3 games and completing an incredible 63.9 percent of his shots. In their last game with West Virginia, Niang completed 8 of his 16 field shots scoring some 21 points.
In addition to Nang the Cyclones have to other players in M. Morris and E. Nader who each are scoring close to 15 points each game to date. Morris at the best with efficiency in their ultimate 6 games has accumulated some 53 assists. The Cyclones in their last 8 games on the road are with 3 wins and 5 losses.
For those that like the 20-7 No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers whom at overall 20-7 and in the Big 12 are 9-5. This past Saturday your team had another loss to the Sooners of Oklahoma 76-62 as the Sooners B. Hield got hot and scored 30 points in the Sooners victory.
Now that game is in the past and the Mountaineers will seek to beat the Cyclones the 13th ranked team this Monday night. It will be difficult for the West Virginia team to pick up their confidence eve as they had beat the Cyclones on their home court earlier this February 2016. In that win over Iowa State the West Virginia team was led by J. Paige whom managed 6 rebounds and scored 24 points as he helped his team to a come from behind win, and it’s with certainty that Paige will do his best to repeat that performance in tonight’s game. The Cyclones senior guard Paige comes into this game after having double-figures in 4 of his ultimate 5 games, and that include a 18 point game on the 6th of Feb. 2016 against the Bears of Baylor. In this game he should find success as the defense of the Cyclones is allowing opponents some 81 points each game to date.
Yes, we must mention junior D. Williams whom to date has had a great season and is the team’s leader in scoring at 13.5 points and 9 rebounds each game, and to date has had 12 double-double in this 2015-16 season.
However, it is certain that the best defense will this game, and the Mountaineers defense in this game comes up against the Cyclones whom are averaging some 80 points a game to date. The Mountaineers in their ultimate 10 games at home are with 8 wins and 2 losses.
The online sportsbook prediction for this Big 12 match-up will see the Iowa State Cyclones get revenge and beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 67-63.