ROGERS' CBB ELITE OF THE ELITE > > INSANE 6-0 (+$5,500) ALL CBB IN FEB!
Iowa State vs. West Virginia,
02/05/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 61 - 76
Point Spread: +11½/-105 Iowa State
The set-up: Am I predicting an outright upset here? Nope. But I do think that the "hungrier" team will come in "under the radar" here and keep this one much more competitive than what this spread would suggest. The Mountaineers are 17-4 overall and 5-3 in league play, while Iowa State enters having lost five of its last six (9-12 overall.) Note that the Cyclones aren't the same team that made the NCAA Tournament last year, but they're still averaging 74.7 PPG, while allowing 72.2. WVU averages 73.3 PPG and it allows 61.3.
The pick: Note though that Iowa State is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 off two straight losses vs. a conference rivals (including 2-0 ATS this season), while WVU is just 2-7 ATS in its last nine as a home favorite in the 9.5 to 12 points range (including only 1-2 ATS this year.) No outright, but closer than expected.
9* ELITE OF THE ELITE on Iowa State.