Postseason NIT - Iowa Hawkeyes take on Cavaliers in NCAA basketball test
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia and Iowa on Wednesday, with the host Cavaliers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Cavaliers currently sports a 23-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-13-1 ATS. The Hawkeyes are 23-12 and 22-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers produce a 13-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawkeyes have gone 12-18-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 122 and the Hawkeyes at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-71 result in favor of the Cavaliers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 258 nationally ranked offense (64.2 points per game) against a Hawkeyes defense that sits as the No. 69 at 62.6 PPG. The Cavaliers have been averaging 45.9% from the field, more than the Hawkeyes have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).
Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 177-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 267 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Iowa, they were a 75-63 winner as they battled Stony Brook at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Hawkeyes got a terrific 28-point effort from Roy Devyn Marble as Iowa defeated Stony Brook 75-63 on Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
A few Hawkeyes at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Iowa's last 9 games on the road
Iowa is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Virginia is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
Virginia is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games