Virginia Tech Hokies vs Iowa Hawkeyes Preview
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cassell Coliseum Tuesday as host Virginia Tech looks to handle the Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA hoops action.
Virginia Tech will face the 5-1 Hawkeyes, who own a 1-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hokies are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawkeyes are 1-2 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as 2.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hokies sit at No. 81 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawkeyes sit at No. 217 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hokies will win this game 85-84.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia Tech's No. 93-rated squad against Iowa's No. 59-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia Tech rates No. 13 in the country with 9.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 176 nationally with 6 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Iowa owns the country's No. 41-rated mark, allowing 55 points per game on the highway. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 51 in scoring at home.
Iowa was a 75-63 loser in its last match at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Iowa got 14 points from Aaron White but lost anyway, 75-63, to Wichita State on Wednesday at Moon Palace Resort.
Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were an 87-76 winner as they battled Appalachian State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. Erick Green went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Virginia Tech over Appalachian State, 87-76, on Friday at Cassell Coliseum.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Wichita State are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma State are 2-1
After playing Appalachian State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Hawkeyes at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Iowa's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Iowa is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa home to Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, December 1
Virginia Tech home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, December 1