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Iowa Struggling To Cover Against ACC Opponents

The Iowa Hawkeyes have had difficulties covering for bettors against the powerhouse ACC, as Fran McCaffery’s squad has gone 2-8 ATS against the conference. Iowa will enter as an underdog when it takes on undefeated ACC powerhouse Virginia on Friday.  

Shark Bites
  • Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games after a win.
  • Virginia is 6-0 ATS in its last 6 games as a favorite of 10.5 (the opening line) or more.
  • Virginia is 6-0 SU in its last 6 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

Virginia’s defense has been ridiculously good through four games, as the Cavaliers have held opponents to 38.8 points per game, which includes keeping their past three under 40. Freshman Kyle Guy has been a revelation off the bench, averaging 11 points while shooting 70 percent from the field and 80 percent from beyond the arc despite playing just 17 minutes a game.

Iowa has been the opposite of Virginia, relying on a high-powered offense that is averaging 96.3 ppg this season. Senior Peter Jok has paced the Hawkeyes with 24.3 points per game, topping 27 points in three of four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Iowa sat as 10.5-point underdogs over at BetOnline. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Virginia Cavaliers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Iowa Hawkeyes battles the Virginia Cavaliers, currently sitting with a 4-0 mark (3-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-0 for the Iowa Hawkeyes and 1-2 for the Virginia Cavaliers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Iowa Hawkeyes rated this week at No. 162 and the Virginia Cavaliers sitting at No. 3.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Cavaliers and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Grambling State was handed a 90-34 defeat on Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena.

The battle between the Hawkeyes and Vaqueros didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UTRGV was handed a 95-67 defeat on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Ohio State, Wednesday, November 30th
Iowa at Notre Dame, Tuesday, November 29th